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‘Michael Carrick should have stayed’ – Andrei Kanchelskis reveals concerns over Ralf Rangnick


Ralf Rangnick is set to take over from Michael Carrick until the end of the season (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United hero Andrei Kanchelskis believes Michael Carrick should be left in charge of the club until the end of the season.

Carrick has been placed in caretaker charge following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking and oversaw a win against Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday.

He’ll be in the dugout once again on Sunday for the visit to Chelsea before he’s expected to hand over the reins to former RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick.

The German is closing in on agreeing a six-month deal to take charge until the summer before moving into a consultancy post on a two-year contract.

However, Kanchelskis says the current work Rangnick has done at Lokomotiv Moscow as the club’s head of sports and development hasn’t been too impressive so far.

‘I know Rangnick has built a good reputation through his career – he has been an inspiration to the likes of [Jurgen] Klopp, [Thomas] Tuchel and {Julian] Nagelsmann with his pressing style of play,’ he told bettingexpert.

‘The impressive reputation he has in Germany has seemingly led the United board to consider his appointment, in many ways if it transpires then it appears a logical appointment – a step for stability.

Michael Carrick has replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker boss (Picture: Stu Forster/Getty Images)

‘Here in Russia, at Lokomotiv Moscow, he has not done a huge amount to change their current situation in his role as director of football – which I’d describe as a little complex to say the least.

‘They need to look at a different approach to have some success.

‘We haven’t seen a huge impact in the six months he’s had but he’s not been here a long time in the role.

‘It’s hard to make such an impact in that time.

‘I did feel Carrick should have stayed in the role until the end of the season, but it seems like that is not to be and hopefully this is the start of a return to form for the team and an upcoming period of stability.’

United sit eighth in the Premier League table, 12 points adrift of leaders Chelsea.


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