New York Red Bulls manager Gerhard Struber has admitted he was tempted to join Ralf Rangnick at Manchester United in November.

Rangnick arrived at Manchester United to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer earlier this season, taking up a caretaker role until the end of the campaign when he will step back and act as a consultant.

His arrival at the club was meant to see big changes from what had come before, with many expecting Rangnick to be the man to wield the axe.

Instead, it saw more minimal changes, particularly in his backroom staff, with the likes of Chris Armas, Ewan Sharp, ad Sascha Lense all arriving to replace the departing Michael Carrick, Kieran McKenna and Marty Pert.

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One man who was offered a position was Struber, who Rangnick had wanted to act as his assistant during his time at Manchester United.

That was a proposal he turned down, but he’s now admitted he was sorely tempted when it arrived.

“When such a big club contacts a coach, you naturally start to ponder,” he told Eurosport.

“Nevertheless, I feel enormously comfortable as head coach and said at the time: I have the greatest influence on success and my personal development if I stay in this role.

“That was the fundamental thought. When a club with such charisma enquires, it may be permissible to think about it.

“But I quickly realised that it didn’t make sense from the current perspective.”