Former RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick is interested in taking over at Manchester United should Ole Gunnar Solskjaer be relieved of his duties, according to reports.
The pressure continues to mount on Solskjaer following Saturday’s 2-0 derby defeat to Manchester City at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils have now lost four of their last six top-flight games – including the 5-0 loss to Liverpool last month – which has left them nine points behind league leaders Chelsea.
United resisted calls for Solskjaer to be sacked after the humiliating defeat to Liverpool, with the likes of Antonio Conte – who is now Spurs’ new boss – and Brendan Rodgers linked with the post.
According to BILD journalist Christian Falk, Rangnick is keen on succeeding the Norwegian at the Theatre of Dreams.
The former RB Leipzig head coach, now head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow, has been linked with United before and is still said to be interested.
Meanwhile, the Independent report that some figures at United have mooted the idea of Rangnick taking over on an interim basis.
However, the 63-year-old is said to want a football position higher up at the club following any short-term post which could complicate matters.
When quizzed on whether he is beginning to feel like he is on borrowed time, Solskjaer told Sky Sports: ‘No, I don’t start to feel like that.
‘I have good communication all the time with the club that’s very up-front and honest about the situation.’
‘I’m sure when we come back the players will be fresh in their minds from internationals, and of course the demands on the players, on me are going to be high,’ added Solskjaer.
‘We’ve just got to get back to what we started to look like and what we were for a while. We’ve got the players to do that.
‘We’ve been through this a few times. Since the last game we played here [Liverpool defeat], it’s been a very difficult period and we’ve gone away from what we used to be.
‘We need to be on the front foot more, I can’t look at myself and say this is the way I want Manchester United to play.’
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