Ralf Rangnick can finally start work at Manchester United as interim manager after been granted his work permit.
The German will watch tonight’s game against Arsenal from the stands – likely to be sat in the directors’ box – as Michael Carrick takes charge of the first team for one last match.
It has felt like a long wait since Rangnick was appointed on Monday morning, though we don’t need to worry about it anymore as all the necessary paperwork has been completed, as per Sky Sports.
This means Rangnick will be in the dugout for Sunday’s league clash with Crystal Palace, before playing host to Young Boys at Old Trafford in the Champions League.
He will address the media on Friday for a pre-match press conference, with Carrick dealing will all media matters tonight as Arsenal come to town.
Everyone I speak to is excited about a journey with Rangnick having a hands-on approach with the decision-making at United, but right now that feels like something that is too good to be true.
Only time will tell how much power the Glazers give the German and if he does well over the next six-months, surely his opinion on the running of the club will carry even more weight.
Carrick is looking to remain unbeaten as United manager after a 2-0 win over Villarreal and 1-1 draw with Premier League leaders and European champions Chelsea. Now Arteta stands in his way when United will be looking to start climbing up the table and back into the top four places.
Tonight we will be hoping to see United play on the front foot more than they did in the previous games.