Rangnick was named Manchester United’s new head coach on Monday. It was a short-term coaching session until the end of the 2021-22 season only. However, a day later. The club have confirmed that Michael Carrick will remain in charge of the squad for the clash against Arsenal on Thursday.
The reason Rangnick is still starting his first job at Manchester United. Because he is working on his visa. and obtaining a work permit in the UK. Also the German coach has not been in charge of the team over the years. Therefore, it is not qualified to obtain a license to work automatically.
So Rangnick has to convince the English Football Association (FA) to help by issuing a certificate.
Manchester United hoping to have a new head coach starting in time for the game against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, Sunday, December 5 Rangnick arrived in England on Monday. before the announcement of restrictions strict on COVID-19. It will come into effect hours later, leaving the 63-year-old coach without a 10-day quarantine. And It is now speculated to be staying at a hotel in Manchester. There is no official media appearances.
Manchester United have to convince the Football Association for a work permit
United’s recent slump has seen them slip out of the Premier League title race and down into eighth. Though only six points separates them and fourth-placed West Ham – a margin Rangnick will be confident of closing.
Michael Carrick is expected to remain as part of Rangnick’s backroom team after fulfilling caretaker duties. And his first win at the helm has given his incoming boss a platform to build on in Europe.
Tuesday’s victory over Villarreal ensured United have qualified for the knockout phase of the competition and it would be foolish to completely rule them out of the running for the trophy while five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo is in their ranks.
Rangnick does have plenty of work to do, though, and will not be able to get cracking just yet. As Carrick will remain in the hotseat for United’s clash with Chelsea at the weekend while a work permit is sorted.
United have been in talks with Lokomotiv Moscow over agreeing a compensation fee for Rangnick, who has been their Head of Sports and Development since July.