Ralf Rangnick has managed his Manchester United side at Old Trafford for the final time, with his team comfortably dispatching Brentford on Monday evening.
Goals from Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane ensured that United completed the double over Thomas Frank’s side and Rangnick is soon set to take up a consultancy role at board level.
Rangnick will juggle that position with his job as the manager of Austria’s national team, with the club confirming his appointment last week.
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has now scolded that set-up, insisting that Rangnick should not be focusing on two different jobs amid United’s rebuild.
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“That’s not a Ralf Rangnick team and let’s not forget that Ralf Rangnick isn’t really a manager,” Carragher told Sky Sports, as seen above.
“He’s a director of football, he’s someone who probably helps the coaches or builds the club. That’s the talk about the role he’s in and I’ll be honest with you, I just don’t get that.
“I don’t think you can be the manager of Austria and work for Man United. That’s wrong, that should be happening. The manager of Austria should not be working part-time at Man United, that’s nonsense. It should be one or the other.”
The full capacity of Rangnick’s consultancy role is yet to be revealed but when the appointment was made in December last year, fans were led to believe that he would have a greater influence.
It’s now emerged that Rangnick’s role is part-time and his appointment by Austria hardly makes you think that Rangnick will be making any significant decisions at the club.