Manchester United have confirmed the appointment of 63-year-old Ralf Rangnick as their interim boss.
The Red Devils have put another stopgap in place after parting with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who had been asked to step in at short notice himself back in December 2018.
With the 1999 Treble winner paying the price for inconsistency at Old Trafford, ex-RB Leipzig coach Rangnick has been asked to steady the ship through to the end of the 2021-22 campaign.
Rangnick’s deal as manager is for six months until the end of the season, and it is understood he has been offered a two-year consultancy role which was key in him making the decision to move to Old Trafford.
Sources say the German was not as interested in taking the job when it was a short-term six month role, but the offer to stay on and use his expertise to help those higher up the football structure after the season has ended is something that appealed to him.