According to the Athletic’s George Caulkin, there is ‘no chance’ of Ralf Rangnick joining Newcastle after last week’s takeover.
The 63-year-old has been linked with a move to St James’ Park, as the new owners look to completely rebuild a club that has been neglected over the past 14 years.
There is a lot that needs changing at Newcastle United. The training facilities need massive improvement, the playing squad needs a boost, and there also needs to be a change of manager.
One other change would see Newcastle appoint a sporting director.
It’s been reported by the Chronicle that Rangnick is keen on a role at St James’ Park. However, it doesn’t look like that will happen.
In a Q&A about the Newcastle takeover, Caulkin has spoken about the possibility of the German joining the club. However, it’s not good news for fans of the Gegenpressing enthusiast.
“For a variety of complicated reasons, I was told there’s “no chance” of Rangnick coming to Newcastle, but I’m not setting that in stone either yet,” Caulkin wrote.
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There’s been a lot of excitement around the idea of Rangnick helping kickstart this new era at Newcastle United.
A lot of fans have been talking about Rangnick on social media, keen to see him join the revolution at St James’ Park.
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Rangnick is massively respected in European football with his attacking philosophy. He’s also influenced the likes of Thomas Tuchel and Jurgen Klopp.
Appointing Rangnick as a sporting director would give us a clear identity and idea of where we are going as a club. He could have helped us bring in some top players as well.
However, it looks like that won’t be happening if Caulkin is to be believed.
Rangnick is currently working in Russia, signing a three-year deal in July to become Lokomotiv Moscow’s Manager of Sports and Development.
While the Rangnick news will be a blow for fans, knowing we won’t hire Conte is hardly a surprise. He’s one of the elite managers in world football and we’re 19th in the Premier League.