Fabrizio Romano has revealed that conflict with Erik ten Hag led to Ralf Rangnick’s Manchester United exit. The pair, according to Romano, had too many different ideas, and so a mutual agreement was reached that the now Austria boss would leave before assuming his two-year consultancy position at the club.
Ralf Rangnick’s Manchester United Exit: Different Ideas to Erik ten Hag
What Erik ten Hag Has Accomplished So Far
Erik ten Hag has only been in the Manchester United job for two weeks, and yet he has still accomplished a great deal. Although Rangnick was only there as manager on a temporary basis, the progress of his term at Old Trafford has arguably already been eclipsed by that of his Dutch successor, who is the poster boy of United’s cultural revolution.
The former Ajax boss has done a lot behind the scenes already. First and foremost, prominent members of Rangnick’s staff Chris Armas and Ewan Sharp have both left the club. The duo had a poor reputation when they moved to Old Trafford, and neither has been able to rectify that during their brief stay in Manchester.
In part of an overhaul to recruitment, an area specified by Rangnick as one where United needed to improve, Andy O’Boyle was recently hired as deputy football director.
Rangnick Focusing on Role in Austria
The former United boss’ official reason to leave the Theatre of Dreams to focus on his role with the Austrian National Team full time.
Ralf Rangnick leaves Manchester United “due to the demands of his new role as Austria manager”, club statement announces. 🚨🇦🇹 #MUFC
“By mutual agreement, Ralf will now focus solely on his new role and will not be taking up a consultancy role at Old Trafford”. pic.twitter.com/9ETrjwR0Fy
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 29, 2022
He made quite the start to his job there, with an emphatic 3-0 win over Croatia, although his side were then subjected to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Denmark just days later.
Real Madrid defender David Alaba spoke to The Athletic regarding his country’s new manager: “He has been really good. You can see we have a really good plan and you can see it works for us on the pitch. He doesn’t want us to let the opponents breathe air. It is good for us.”