Manchester United face a delay to Ralf Rangnick’s arrival at Old Trafford as the German is apparently having visa problems due to Brexit. Rangnick has agreed to take over as the Red Devils’ interim boss until the end of the season after the club sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday.
The 63-year-old is set to move to England after agreeing terms on a six-month deal.
He was hoping to be at Stamford Bridge on Sunday to watch United take on Premier League leaders Chelsea.
But, according to the Daily Star, there are issues with Rangnick’s visa paperwork due to the implications caused by the UK leaving the European Union at the end of January.
The former RB Leipzig boss will now be forced to watch this weekend’s clash on television and will not arrive in England until the middle of next week.
Rangnick is yet to put pen-to-paper on a contract at United, with the Red Devils still waiting to agree terms with Lokomotiv Moscow, where the German currently works as the head of sports and development.
Rangnick joined the club as sporting director in 2012, before later taking over as manager, and led the side to huge success.
Michael Carrick will be in the dugout for the Red Devils’ trip to Stamford Bridge after being handed caretaker duties in light of Solskjaer’s sacking.
And the former England international insists he isn’t even thinking about Rangnick’s arrival.
“My head is just on the game,” Carrick said as he spoke to the media ahead of the game.
“There’s a lot of different styles and there’s a good group of players here.
“Whoever comes in and whatever is implemented I’m sure they can adapt, there’s some really good talent within the squad, sure they’ll look forward to what’s ahead.”
United are currently 12 points behind leaders Chelsea in the Premier League after dropping to eighth after a dismal run of form.