Manchester United's incoming interim manager Ralf Rangnick is on the verge of accepting the job after the club promised 'new guarantees' over a future role.
The German looks set to fill the managerial vacancy at Old Trafford on a six-month deal after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked by the Red Devils at the weekend.
United had reportedly drawn up a five-man shortlist of potential replacements for the dismissed Norwegian, but it appears Rangnick will be the chosen man to steady the ship ahead of the club appointing a long-term successor in the summer.
The news of the former Schalke and RB Leipzig manager's imminent arrival comes amid claims the 63-year-old has been given assurances of a future role with the Manchester club when his six-month deal is up.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Rangnick has been promised 'new guarantees' from United over a future consultancy role at the club from June.
After his temporary managerial spell in charge is up, the German will then take on other responsibilities at the club, which include the power to have his say on player and manager decisions.
Romano added that talks are still ongoing between United and Rangnick's current club Lokomotiv Moscow but the Red Devils remain optimistic of striking a deal shortly.
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Rangnick has enjoyed significant success as a director of football previously having held that role for both RB Salzburg and RB Leipzig from 2012 onwards, helping the latter on their rise from the fourth tier of German football to the bright lights of the Champions League.
His Leipzig stay, which included two stints as manager, ended in 2020 after he left the club when a deal to become coach of AC Milan collapsed.
A move to Russia transpired as Rangnick took up the role of Head of Sports and Development with current side Lokomotiv Moscow but the man who is credited with inspiring Thomas Tuchel, Julian Nagelsmann, Ralph Hassenhuttl and Jurgen Klopp now looks set for a move to the Premier League.
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