Manchester United ‘travelled to Germany for meeting with Ralf Rangnick’ over vacant director of football role… with ex-RB Leipzig boss now out of the running for manager’s job at Bayern Munich
- Ed Woodward dispatched a Red Devils official to speak to Ralf Rangnick
- Manchester United have been searching for a technical director to join the club
- Former players Edwin van der Sar and Rio Ferdinand have also been linked
- Rangnick is currently happy as Red Bull’s head of sport and development
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Executive vice-chairman of the Red Devils, Ed Woodward, reportedly dispatched a United official to speak to Rangnick about becoming their director of football.
United have been searching for a technical director to take charge of recruitment.
Manchester United had a ‘lengthy meeting’ with Ralf Rangnick to discuss a role at the club
Ed Woodward reportedly dispatched a United official to speak to Rangnick about a role
Former United players Edwin van der Sar and Rio Ferdinand have also been linked with the role.
Rangnick is currently Red Bull’s head of sport and development which involves overseeing the brand’s various clubs.
The 61-year-old was manager of RB Leipzig last season before taking up his current role at Red Bull in the summer.
Rangnick had been considered for the Bayern Munich managerial job, but is understood to be out of the running.
The 70-year-old former Arsenal boss is due to hold talks with Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge this week after emerging as the overwhelming favourite to replace Niko Kovac who was sacked on Sunday following their 5-1 defeat by Eintracht Frankfurt.
Bayern have identified Wenger as their ideal candidate after Ajax’s Erik ten Hag said he was unwilling to leave his post during the season and Thomas Tuchel wanted to stay at Paris Saint-Germain.