Thursday afternoon saw The Athletic break the news that Ralf Rangnick is set to become Manchester United manager until the end of the current season.

The Red Devils parted ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the weekend, a day after losing 4-1 to Watford.

Rangnick is currently the Head of Sports and Development at FC Lokomotiv Moscow, who suffered a 3-0 loss against Lazio in a Europa League clash on Thursday.

Prior to the tie, Alexander Plutnik, the Russian side’s chief was quizzed about the 63-year-old’s chances of moving to Old Trafford.

Manchester United’s interest was not denied and he even said Lokomotiv would ‘think’ about the former RB Leipzig manager and his future.

It looks like the Moscow club have already made a decision about the German, if a report from Championat is to be believed.

According to the report, Rangnick is ‘currently in England’, ‘ready to become’ the new coach of the Premier League side.

This was revealed to the outlet by a source familiar with the situation.

It’s even claimed that Lokomotiv Moscow ‘plan to announce’ that ‘Rangnick is leaving [the club] for Manchester United’ on Friday.

Stay tuned then, for more updates on this quickly moving situation.