Former interim manager Ralf Rangnick was set to take up a consultancy role at the club this summer, but the German has become manager of Austria instead.
Following a disappointing 2021/22 campaign, Rangnick, who managed 11 wins out of 25 matches, left Old Trafford this summer with a lot more questions than answers.
He was unable to lift the mood in the dressing room and results worsened. For all the criticism Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got before his dismissal, over time people learned that United had much bigger problems than a simple managerial change.
Moreover, it turns out that Rangnick’s days were numbered when the club made a final decision on appointing Erik ten Hag as manager.
According to ESPN, Ten Hag was so reluctant to work with Rangnick that United ended up parting ways with him.
The German was expecting to meet with Ten Hag in person to exchange thoughts on the team and moving forward, but after only receiving a phone call, he was left unhappy at trhe lack of proper hand-over.
There is no point keeping someone at the club if the manager doesn’t want to work with him.
In theory, it was a great idea to appoint Rangnick as I believe he could have helped reshape the club off the pitch, but when it comes down to it Ten Hag is not going to listen to advice from an employee, he’s reluctant to work alongside.
Steve McClaren and Mitcell van der Gaag have arrived as Ten Hag’s trusted assistants and most would argue two people is more than enough.
What more could Rangnick offer on a football level?