Former Newcastle target Ralf Rangnick is reportedly set to become Manchester United interim manager.
The Red Devils have been looking for a new boss since sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday. There were even rumours linking ex-Newcastle manager Steve Bruce, much to the delight of Toon fans.
Sadly though, it doesn’t look like Brucey will be making a quick return to the Premier League.
Instead, reports state that Rangnick has agreed a deal to manage Man United for the rest of the season. When the campaign ends, the Athletic state he will have a consultancy role for two years.
This comes shortly after the 63-year-old was linked with a move to St James’ Park.
Shortly after the takeover went through, the Telegraph claimed Rangnick was a target for the new owners as director of football.
Meanwhile, the Chronicle reported that the German was keen and had a three-year plan to make the Magpies title contenders.
Instead, PIF and co appointed Eddie Howe as manager and Michael Emenalo is reportedly the favourite to become DOF.
Now it looks like Newcastle will get to see first hand what they could have had.
Rangnick would have been an incredibly exciting appointment for the Magpies. He has built some sensational teams over the years, and has influenced the likes of Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel.
He’s finally on his way to the Premier League, but to Old Trafford rather than St James’ Park. It could be a great appointment by Manchester United, and Toon fans are gutted by the news.