Manchester United have reached an agreement to appoint Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Rangnick has agreed a six-month deal to manage United until the end of May, before moving into in a consultancy role at the club for an initial two-year period.

It is understand the 63-year-old rejected an initial contract offer from United but agreed to become the club’s interim manager after receiving new terms and has accepted them.

United announced their intention to hire an interim boss until the end of the season after they parted company with Solskjaer last weekend with Rangnick identified as the leading candidate after an interview process.

Rangnick, currently the head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow, will not be in charge in time for the weekend’s game at Chelsea due to work permit issues.

Rangnick left Leipzig last year after a protracted move to AC Milan collapsed and joined Lokomotiv in the summer.

Despite the impending appointment of Rangnick, the club are still very much in pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino in regards to him becoming their next permanent manager at the end of the season.

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