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Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick reveals why he turned down the Chelsea job earlier this year after Frank Lampard was sacked

MANCHESTER UNITED interim manager Ralf Rangnick has revealed why he turned down the Chelsea job earlier this year before Thomas Tuchel arrived.

The German was offered only four months to work with the Blues not a manager.

Rangnick watched as his United team displayed a character that fought from the ground up to win

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Rangnick watched as his United team displayed a character that fought from the ground up to winCredit: AFP

There is also no indication that Rangnick will be with the club long-term after his stint as manager.

He has since taken on a six-month managerial job at United with the prospect of a consulting role for the next two years.

In his first appearance before the press as Man United manager, Rangnick said: “When Chelsea contacted me this year in February, they were only talking about the option of becoming an interim manager for four years. month.

“So that was February, there wasn’t any prospect of working together long-term and here now we’re talking about six and a half months, so we only have a third of the games. played in Premiership.

“And as you all know, we also agreed on a mentoring role for two years after those six and a half months, and finally to be honest, if a club like Manchester United contact you for such a role you can’t turn it down.”

Rangnick was in the stands as United beat rivals Arsenal 3-2 at Old Trafford.

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Main man Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace against his new boss as the Reds fought from a goal behind.

Thursday’s match also marked the end of Michael Carrick’s time at the club.

The United legend confirmed his departure after substituting the ship for Rangnick’s takeover.

After the game, Carrick said: “My time at this wonderful club will always be regarded as the best years of my career.

“When I first signed my contract more than 15 years ago, never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined winning so many titles and I will certainly never forget those. Great memories both as a player and a member of the coaching staff.

“However, after much thought and consideration, I have decided that now is the right time for me to leave the club.

“I want to record a big thank you to all the players and especially to the staff behind the scenes, working long hours with such a great group of people has been a real pleasure and I’ve had some great relationships. long-term friends.”

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