Brendan Rodgers rates Manchester United’s decision to appoint Ralf Rangnick as interim manager

Brendan Rodgers is also in the frame to become Manchester United manager next year (Getty)

Brendan Rodgers believes Ralf Rangnick will offer stability and experience to Manchester United.

The 63-year-old has agreed to become United’s interim manager for the remainder of the season following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer earlier this month.

Rangnick will then move to a consultancy role at Old Trafford next summer, while United will look to appoint a new long-term manager.

Rodgers is among the names on United’s shortlist alongside Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.

But the Leicester City manager believes United have made a smart move by bringing in Rangnick.

‘I think they have appointed a very experienced man in football, both in his role as a sporting director and as a coach,’ said Rodgers.

Ralf Rangnick has agreed to become Manchester United’s interim manager for the rest of the season (Getty)

‘I don’t know Ralf personally. I came across him when I was at Liverpool and we had a phone conversation.

‘And then at Celtic, I played against his Red Bull Leipzig team but he’s clearly a very, very experienced guy who is very well thought of in the game.

‘And he will come in and offer that experience and that stability to the club and they will assess it from there.’

Rangnick has agreed the move but the German has encountered visa issues which will prevent him from being in the dugout for United’s Premier League clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford on Thursday.

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