Man United are rumored to be delaying their search for a new permanent manager in order to see how things go with interim manager Ralf Rangnick.
Rangnick was brought in as a temporary replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer until the end of the season, but he opted to stay on as an advisor for two more years to help the club prepare for a permanent appointment.
United has had more uneven results and performances under the famed German coach, losing to Wolves, squandering a 2-0 lead against Aston Villa, and failing to impress against Newcastle.
However, good changes appear to be occurring over time as he and the players become more accustomed to each other.
Rangnick’s honesty and sincerity about many concerns when speaking to the media before and after games has also enthralled fans.
United are reportedly sufficiently impressed by Rangnick’s impact so far that they are willing to put the search for a new manager on hold in order to see what he can achieve in the remaining months of the season – United are still in contention for a top four Premier League position, could win the FA Cup, and are still alive in the Champions League.
Rangnick is a seasoned career coach who specializes in the development of young athletes.
Most of the top German coaches working today, including Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel, and Julian Nagelsmann, are said to have been influenced by him.
Mauricio Pochettino, the ex-Tottenham manager, has long been the frontrunner to become the permanent manager.
The Argentine has experience in the Premier League and is a personal favorite of Sir Alex Ferguson, United’s director and iconic former manager.
Before Rangnick was appointed, he was even willing to quit current club PSG immediately in November.
Brendan Rodgers and Erik ten Hag are also on United’s radar.