Manchester United parted ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last weekend, following the club’s humiliating loss to Watford.
The situation had been building, and it was just a matter of time before the Norwegian was shown the door at Old Trafford. Michael Carrick was put in charge whilst the Premier League club looked for an interim option, and he steered the team to victory over Villarreal in the Champions League.
Carrick is also set to be in charge for Sunday’s match against Chelsea, and then Ralf Rangnick is expected to come in. Thursday saw reports, initially from The Athletic, that a deal had been agreed between the German and Manchester United.
All that was left for Lokomotiv Moscow to agree to release Rangnick. Earlier today we covered claims from Russia which explained an announcement is expected soon to confirm they’ve done that.
It was even reported he’s travelled to England.
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) November 26, 2021
The stance from Russia has been a growing feeling of frustration at how Rangnick is leaving, but there’s not really been a suggestion of Lokomotiv putting their foot down and trying to stop him.
Germany’s Sport1 now report the Russian club have agreed to let their man go, and they say he’s expected to sign a contract with Manchester United next week, probably on Monday.
‘The way is clear’ for the deal to be done.