Ralf Rangnick is close to finalising a deal to become Manchester United interim manager until the end of the season.
Discussions are ongoing over a deal that would also see Rangnick remain at the club for two years beyond the end of the season in a consultancy role.
Rangnick, 63, is one of the most respected names in German football and is currently manager of sports and development for Lokomotiv Moscow.
What would Rangnick bring to Man Utd?
Rangnick oversaw the rise of the Red Bull group of clubs in Europe as head coach and sporting director of RB Leipzig and RB Salzburg.
According to Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol who assessed his credentials said,
He is credited with having influenced Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel and Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann among many others.
Rangnick has long been recognised as one of the first people behind the ‘gegenpress’, which translates as ‘counter-press’; the high-pressing, all-out running style adopted with great success by Klopp.
He has been linked with a move to the Premier League a number of times before, in both a managerial and sporting director role.