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What is this 2 year "consultancy" deal meaning? If it means he'll work in some sort of dof role I'm very pleased with that.
I'd guess so. At least he'll have a big say in footballing matters. Well I hope.
 

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Good.

The consultancy part is very interesting - and all in all this package is much more promising to me than hiring a permanent manager straight away.

Could it be that Murtough actually knows what he's doing?
 

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I believe Ronaldo must sacrifice the amount of minutes he plays, or he will have to adapt his style. There isn't really an alternative, what do you think would be the solution apart from dropping him all together?
The other option is the manager adapts to having one of the best strikers in the world, and sets up a system with him that works. I'm sure it's possible.
 

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Hey look,

I like the appointment, but looking at his history - what has the guy actually won? Great playing attractive high pressure football but if he's not won anything then do his tactics actually work?
 

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Yeah, also looks like he will play a role in which coach we will hire next. One more positive is (yeah i'm looking for positives) we won't be doing any short term deals just to get through this season. He will be part of the club for next 2.5 years so he might play good enough role in shaping the squad.

Will be interesting to see how the work rate changes for few of our attackers, especially Rashford, Greenwood and Sancho.
Definitely! Having him there to move things in the right direction and start laying the groundwork, approaching things in a holistic manner with an eye on the future will be really beneficial, as opposed to having someone come in to see out the season who could be fundamentally different in their approach and disconnected to the permanent manager who follows them, and would probably be focusing on their 6 months rather than having a vision past that.

Yeah he will definitely be useful in playing a role in choosing the manager, he's obviously been very influential for many of the current generation of managers and will have a very good insight for United to rely on. Have you got a preference at this point?

It will be interesting, I sometimes wondered if it was tactical but then seeing Cavani's incredible workrate when he'd be next to Rashford I was a lot less sure about it being a tactical thing. I think if they commit to it, especially Rashford still only 24 and Greenwood and Sancho being very young, these players who are already very talented could go up a level and this United side could be a pretty fantastic watch
 

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Carrick's new manager bounce should last another game or 2...then Ralf can add a second bounce immediately before the first subsides...holy feck it gonna be a huge bounce.

Hold onto your hats lads.
 

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Nice. I have no idea if he'd any good as a manager but apparently he has improved clubs in how well they're run? So that's probably a good thing for a club like ours.
 

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De Gea will like that...

That's very interesting. Not what's the norm right now right? With pressing and high line with a sweeper keeper. And the GK is required to be good with the feet and an integral part of build up and beating the counter press. Interesting.
 

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I know him from his Bundesliga days quite well. More a squad builder DoF than a fantastic head coach, so I wouldn't expect any immediate fireworks. His sides are usually very disciplined defensively, I could even imagine him playing a 442 counter attacking style, he is not very possession orientated.

Apparently, we gave him a 2-year contract after this season as an advisor. Half measures, but I hope he can teach Fletch and Murtough a thing or two about how to pick the right coaches and players.
Yup - People should probably temper expectations for this season. This is all about giving the club some direction. I can't see how his influence wont be a good thing. He's instantly the most qualified football person at the club. Yes even more than SAF.

That said he could improve us significantly just because the setup we had previously was so incompetent. It makes the rest of the season pretty unpredictable. This is definitely a great step.
 

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Signed Ronaldo, Sancho and Varane, Ole gone, Rangnick as an interim and then in consulting role, most likely Ten Hag permanent manager in summer! Stars are aligning for united.
 
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Good.

The consultancy part is very interesting - and all in all this package is much more promising to me than hiring a permanent manager straight away.

Could it be that Murtough actually knows what he's doing?
Shhhhhh don’t curse us.
 

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Jesus Christ I dont believe it.

They actually have made the right decision?

This is exciting.
The decision making from the club has been getting and better for a few years now.

I think some fans need to update their material. Still judging the club on what was happening five years ago.
 

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Really? Wow. Read that he’s a control freak.

what does a 2 yr consultant mean? We won’t listen and keep you on retainer but out of our sights if need be?
Maybe transition into DOF? I'm very excited about this. Hope he lays the foundation for Ten Hag and then moves upwards to do for us what he did for RB Liepzig.
 

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The other option is the manager adapts to having one of the best strikers in the world, and sets up a system with him that works. I'm sure it's possible.
"A little bit of a press is like a little bit of pregnant. You press or you don't. You are pregnant or you are not"

Ralf Rangnick
 

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Hey look,

I like the appointment, but looking at his history - what has the guy actually won? Great playing attractive high pressure football but if he's not won anything then do his tactics actually work?
He has developed the most fascinating, captivating, efficient brand of football that you have seen in recent years. Thats what hes done.
 

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Holy feck it's refreshing to see some decisions that have some thought and oversight put in.
 

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What is this 2 year "consultancy" deal meaning? If it means he'll work in some sort of dof role I'm very pleased with that.
yes this corporate speak, companies do this all the time when executives struggle. Murtough is never going to let his title go or shows signs that he's needs help, hiring a consultant sounds much better than hiring a tutor. And we get to keep in house as an interim manager, in case the next one pulls a Moyes.
 

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I know we're all giddy and I don't wish to dampen the mood, but i'm just wondering why he hasn't managed any top team in Germany (or even outside of Germany)?
 

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Can someone detail what type of manager he is? What kinds of players and systems he likes?
He's the proto-Klopp.

Invented gegenpress. But didn't perfect it. Hence his lack of trophies.

That being said, this was the last season he managed a team:


If he can sort out our defence like with RB Leipzig, our attack should still have enough quality to score a shit ton of goals.
 

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Does Poch though? I haven't seen that high press in this PSG team at all. Might be down to those lazy fecks up front but still. Think Ten Hag would fit very well.
Of course, both his Southampton and Spurs teams both pressed relentlessly, it was his trademark.