Ralf Rangnick faces FA-appointed independent panel to gain work permit

Some obstacles still exist in granting Ralf Rangnick a working permit, a report has revealed.

The new Manchester United interim manager faces a Football Association-appointed independent panel in order to gain his Home Office work permit.

According to the Telegraph, the reason for such delay is Rangnick’s recent roles – stepping away from hands-on coaching – means he does not meet the criteria automatically.

‘The Professor’, as he is known in Germany, transitioned from coach to having a more hands-on approach to running clubs and forming genuine forces in the Bundesliga.

Nobody expects there to be a problem once Rangnick meets with the FA, but it just feels like any old reason to delay things for United with Thursday’s game against Arsenal just days away.

Michael Carrick will take over if the game comes too soon for the German coach.

However, Sam Wallace and James Ducker both say in their article “there is currently no chance of that happening for the next Premier League game at home to Arsenal,” which certainly puts a downer on things.

The Times claim Rangnick could be sat in in the director’s box and it is possible that he will have an input on the team.

At least Rangnick doesn’t need to worry about the latest travel restrictions as he’s already in Manchester, as per Sky Sports, so we should definitely see him in the dugout against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Fingers crossed.

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