GONE SO SOON?
Lokomotiv Moscow defender Maciej Rybus has been left surprised by Ralf Rangnick’s sudden exit from the club.
The German only joined in the summer as Head of Sports and Development.
Rybus told Polish outlet Weszlo.com: “He was at our club, signed a five-year contract for a lot of money, and suddenly goes to Manchester United. It’s hard to relate to it.
“He was such a coordinator in Lokomotiv, in the club there was to be a lot of emphasis on introducing young players to the first team.
“The whole structure inside the Lokomotiv has changed, many employees come from Germany, it was Rangnick who brought them here. Analysts, scouts, coaches for the academy.
“He stayed with us all the time, he was at every training, at every pre-match briefing. He even entered the cloakroom during breaks.
“He was not a coach, but it was felt that he had an influence on the coach’s decisions. He gave his directions.”