Ralph Rangnick began his tenure at Manchester United by visiting Old Trafford. The 63-year-old was confirmed earlier this week as interim manager of Manchester United until the end of the season “in accordance with work visa requirements”.
Rangnick and Michael Carrick will hold a press conference later on Wednesday ahead of the Premier League match against Arsenal on Thursday, Where will Karik be in the dugout again.
Rangnick is facing an independent commission appointed by the Football Association in order to obtain his work permit at the Ministry of the Interior because his recent career outside coaching means he does not automatically meet the criteria. United have not yet decided when they will receive training and start managing the team on match days.
The German coach has begun preparing for his six months in office by searching around the United Stadium and into the dressing room, where he will deliver his team’s talks, and working areas for their home games this season as he looks to climb up the Premier League table and finish in the Champions League venues.
Even without a work permit, it was widely reported that Rangnick would be allowed to watch the match against Arsenal at Old Trafford from the stands, even if he had no input into the squad. Carrick said he was there No entries during or before Sunday’s Chelsea draw.
It is not yet confirmed whether Rangnick will be allowed to be on the field on Sunday when United host Crystal Palace. Carrick oversaw the Champions League victory over Villarreal and then captained the team in the Stamford Bridge match where they achieved a result against title contender Thomas Tuchel’s side.
United announced the appointment of Rangnick on Monday and the German will continue for two years after this season as advisor. “The team is full of talent and they have a great balance between youth and experience. All my efforts over the next six months will be on helping these players achieve their potential, on an individual level, and most importantly as a team.”
Champions League opponents grant exemption from quarantine
By Ben Rumsby
Manchester United have been allowed to host their last Champions League group game at Old Trafford after the Young Boys were granted exemption from coronavirus quarantine upon their return to Switzerland.
as revealed Telegraph SportThere have been concerns that an alternative to Omicron for Covid-19 would be United are forced to play next week’s match in a neutral country After the Swiss government imposed new rules on travelers from Britain and other countries to confirm cases.
But Young Boys tweeted on Wednesday: “YB has obtained a special permit from the canton of Bern for away matches in the Champions League and Youth League.
“This means that players and staff do not have to be in quarantine for 10 days after the return flight.”
On Monday, UEFA will seek urgent clarification from the Swiss government on whether Rangnick’s first European match as interim manager of Manchester United needs to move abroad.
Under Champions League rules, had the Young Boys not been exempted from strict quarantine conditions upon their return from the UK, next Wednesday’s match would have to be shifted – if possible – to a neutral country.
This could have cost millions of pounds in ticket revenue and left supporters of both sides out of their pockets if they had already committed to non-refundable travel expenses.
It would also have seen United give up their home advantage against a side that suffered a shock defeat in their opening Group F game in September – although they later recovered to secure the top spot, making next Wednesday’s rematch difficult for them.
Unless England manager Gareth Southgate is given a similar exemption for Young Boys, he may have to miss the Nations League draw in Montreux on December 16.
It is unlikely that UEFA would trigger an event which could be conducted almost either partially or in whole if necessary.