Rangnick confirms when he will speak with Ten Hag

Friday 06 May 2022 13:09

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has confirmed when he will speak with our new permanent boss Erik ten Hag.

It was announced on 21 April that ten Hag will take charge of the Reds from the end of this season until June 2025, with the option to extend for a further year. 

In the club statement, the Dutchman described it as a great honour and spoke about his excitement, while also making it clear his immediate focus is on Ajax and their Eredivisie title race.

Ajax are currently top of the league and could win the championship this Sunday, if they beat AZ Alkmaar and rivals PSV Eindhoven suffer a defeat to third-placed Feyenoord in the later kick-off. 

If PSV draw or win, then ten Hag’s team will have an opportunity to win the league in front of their own fans when facing Heerenveen at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Wednesday night. 
Part one: Ralf's press conference v Brighton Video

Part one: Ralf's press conference v Brighton

Watch part one of Ralf Rangnick's penultimate pre-match press conference as our interim manager...

Speaking at a press conference on Friday afternoon, to preview United’s Premier League match at Brighton & Hove Albion, Rangnick told reporters: “We will definitely speak at the end of the season.

“Both Erik and myself want to have our full focus on the outstanding games, he has another three games to play and will obviously do everything to win the league in the Netherlands. 

“We have agreed we will have a chat and speak about everything at the end of the season.”

Rangnick ‘s priority right now are the season’s remaining fixtures against Brighton and Crystal Palace, which was a topic of conversation in his penultimate pre-match press conference. 

“Well, I think in these last two games, two home games, we got four points against Chelsea and Brentford,” said Ralf. “We spoke already after the Brentford game that it was one of our best games in possession of the ball and also one of our best games in the last six months. 

“I am positive the team will try to play on the same level tomorrow against Brighton and in two weeks' time against Crystal Palace.

“Once again, this is our job and what I liked about the game is you could see that they had fun playing together, that they were enjoying themselves on the pitch and this is exactly the kind of approach we need tomorrow as well.”

Brighton v United kicks off at 17:30 BST on Saturday.