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Why will Ralf Rangnick not be allowed to take charge of Man Utd for their upcoming game against Arsenal?

The 63-year-old has been appointed by the Red Devils as interim manager for rest of the season.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 30 November 2021 10:47 pm

Manchester United have taken the Premier League by storm after announcing the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager for rest of the season. Following the departure of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, the Red Devils were looking for a replacement but no one could predict that the German will arrive at Old Trafford.

The 63-year-old is one of the most respected names in world football and the fans just can’t wait for him to begin his managerial tenure with Manchester United. However, it seems like everyone will have to wait a bit longer.

On Tuesday, Man Utd confirmed that the new manager won’t be taking charge of the club for their upcoming game against Arsenal as there is still some documentation work yet to be completed. “Ralf Rangnick was announced as interim manager on Monday but, while the club follows the regulatory process around a work visa, Carrick will continue at the helm,” the club stated on it’s official website.

What is the issue with Rangnick’s work permit?

One of the main reasons behind Man Utd’s new interim manager facing so much difficulty in the documentation process is because he has not worked as a manager long enough in last 5 years. He has only managed RB Leipzig in 2015-16 and 2018-19 in last few seasons which is not sufficient to get a work permit by default.

This is why the whole process is taking this much time as he will have to face an independent panel, who will have to give the green signal before Rangnick is allowed to take charge of the club. As per reports, the German is set to face the panel this week and it is likely that the 63-year-old could begin his job as Man Utd’s interim manager during their home game against Crystal Palace on Sunday.


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