Ralph Rangnick is reportedly very interested in becoming the next manager of Newcastle United.
According to the Chronicle, the German is apparently keen to lead the revolution at St. James’ Park.
Rangnick currently works for Russian outfit Lokomotiv Moscow as their Head of Sports and Development.
He has only been in that role since July, after leaving his managerial post at RB Leipzig.
Speculation is rife once again today about the Newcastle manager’s role.
Some expected Steve Bruce to go before the Tottenham Hotspur game.
But he remained in charged for his 1000th game as manager, which ended in a 3-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.
We shall see if he leaves this week – many fans desperately hope it will happen.
According to the Chronicle’s Mark Douglas, Rangnick would like to replace Bruce.
He wrote in the publication: “I’ve been told Ragnick is very keen on the United job and has told friends he has already been sketching ideas for his vision at Newcastle.
“A title tilt in three years is his belief and he has the CV to match it. But there’s been no contact – yet – and a report last week claimed interest wasn’t there.”
Rangnick could be an interesting appointment short-term
Rangnick’s experience working as a manager and behind the scenes at football clubs could potentially make him a decent fit at Newcastle.
In the past he has been credited with being the brains behind the rise of RB Leipzig.
He brought through players like Timo Werner, Naby Keita and Emil Forsberg.
A feature from Bundesliga.com provides some great insight into the work he did at Leipzig.
Coaches coming from the Bundesliga to the Premier League have had decent success in recent years. Rangnick could have what it takes to be another success story.