Ralf Rangnick made it very clear why he took the Manchester United job during his first press conference.
The German was asked why he didn’t take up a similar role at Chelsea, but he explained how the Blues only offered him a four-month deal, without an agreement to stay behind that.
Rangnick also made it clear that the opportunity that popped up at Old Trafford was one he couldn’t pass up.
United have always done things differently to Chelsea – and I hope it stays that, though we desperately need to see an improvement in the running of the club. Hopefully it is time the businessmen at the club realise that they need to start prioritising football matters.
Adding Rangnick to John Murtough and Darren Fletcher team could be the icing on the cake when his time as interim manager comes to an end.
Rangnick noted his brief dealings with Chelsea this morning and made it clear that the opportunity at Old Trafford was one he couldn’t pass up.
Ralf Rangnick’s first press conference:
Speaking about the offer from Chelsea, Rangnick said (via talkSPORT): “At the time when Chelsea contacted me last year or this year in [January], they only spoke about the option to become interim manager for four months.
“So it was in [January] and without any prospective to work in the long-term together.
“Here we are now talking about six-and-a-half months, we have one third of all the games played in the Premier League and as you all know, we have agreed upon a two-year advisory role after those six-and-a-half months.
“To be honest if a club like this contacts you for such a role, you cannot possibly turn it down.”