Ralf Rangnick

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The reporter is reliable for Bayern, Hopefully club takes the first big step towards reshaping the structure.
 

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Is this a candidate for a DOF type role? Or is it when solskjaers time is up?
 

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Ralf Rangnick? A successful DoF? At Manchester United? Such rumors only serve the purpose of reminding us of how idiotic we are.
 

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So we’re after some bloke to manage/ coach the team? A bloke who’s 61 and not exactly pulled up any trees during his managerial career?
Or is he going in above Ole?
 

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Could be excellent! Bring in denis zakaria and timo werner
 

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So we’re after some bloke to manage/ coach the team? A bloke who’s 61 and not exactly pulled up any trees during his managerial career?
Or is he going in above Ole?
He will be DoF or someone who will head the football operations.
 

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I'm guessing this is not for the manager position?
 

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Dof football? A position to oversee the longterm success of a club? So we hire a 61 year old likely to retire within a decade?

Manchester United.
 

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Dof football? A position to oversee the longterm success of a club? So we hire a 61 year old likely to retire within a decade?

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Thats long enough to have someone working along side him that can take over the role
 

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Dof football? A position to oversee the longterm success of a club? So we hire a 61 year old likely to retire within a decade?

Manchester United.
A decade would be good enough, that's ten years. Coaches in the ilk of Nagelsmann, Rose, Wagner, Klopp are famous for their brand of football, but most of them are disciples of Rangnick. He's a football revolutionary and I can't think of many men that would fit the DOF role better than him. I'd take him even if at 70, the difficult part is actually being able to convince him to come.
 

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Rangnick is a fantastic coach and DoF. Whatever role he is given, I'll be happy to have him.

As a manager he was very impressive with Hoffenheim and did decently at Schalke, then after his hiatus he took Leipzeg to 3rd place after they were 6th the previous season.

As a DoF, he's done amazingly well at Leipzeg since he joined with him in he lower divisions and taking them to BL. Their signings have been great during that time.
 

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Dof football? A position to oversee the longterm success of a club? So we hire a 61 year old likely to retire within a decade?

Manchester United.
Yeah why would we hire an experienced director with proven track record, we should hire a 40-year old to make sure he can stick around for 25 years regardless of performance. The United way.
 
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Rangnick is a fantastic coach and DoF. Whatever role he is given, I'll be happy to have him.

As a manager he was very impressive with Hoffenheim and did decently at Schalke, then after his hiatus he took Leipzeg to 3rd place after they were 6th the previous season.

As a DoF, he's done amazingly well at Leipzeg since he joined with him in he lower divisions and taking them to BL. Their signings have been great during that time.
What signings was he responsible for at RB?
 

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I'd have him as interim till the end of the season and then take the DoF role. Makes a lot of sense but it's Woodward in the end that has to approve it so I'm not holding my breath.
 

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Too good to be true and Woodpecker would consider him a threat to his authority. No chance this is happening.
 

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Dof football? A position to oversee the longterm success of a club? So we hire a 61 year old likely to retire within a decade?

Manchester United.
No modern business hires someone in a 10 + perspective. That’s fairytale thinking. The structure and strategy should never be dependent on one person. Which is also the main reason we have struggled after the great man retired.
 

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Feels like he is interested in the Bayern job and using United as a negotiation ploy. It might not be bad if he takes Klopp with him to Munich.
 

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Feels like he is interested in the Bayern job and using United as a negotiation ploy. It might not be bad if he takes Klopp with him to Munich.
We won't see him at either of those 2 clubs. He's used to calling the shots at his respective employers, and doesn't like others reigning into his meddlings.
 

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Woodward would have to step down in order for him to come here. I hope it happens.
 
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Oh wow. Sounds way too good to be true. Perfect for the DoF role here. Could help reshape us for the next decade.
 

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Nice! You could argue that Rangnick is without exception the best appointment we can make for the Director of Football position (over Campos or Paratici or Webber), and the long wait would have been totally worth it. Not only because he is a former coach and is known as The Professor in German football (which gives him unique insight into the game vis-à-vis pure scouts that rose through the ranks) and influences the playing staff at the ground level but also: he has extensive experience with data analytics in recent years and is an ideology driven football person so his model of operation (Kapital, Kompetenz and Konzept) would create a viable long-term blueprint for United, once it's modified per the club's needs and seeps through the structure. A large percentage of the credit for the meteoric rise of the Red Bull organisation can be appropriated to him because he was the master puppeteer tugging the strings...
The key figure in all of this was and still is Ralf Rangnick, who not only has been serving as sporting director at RB Leipzig since 2012, but who also was the sporting director of Red Bull Salzburg between 2012 and 2015. Under his supervision, Schmidt built up Salzburg as said Gegenpressing powerhouse. Under his supervision, head coach Alexander Zorniger failed to advance Leipzig in the Saxons’ first season in the second Bundesliga. That was when Rangnick decided to take matters into his own hands. The former Schalke and Hoffenheim coach returned to the sideline and guided Leipzig into the top flight of German football.
https://spielverlagerung.com/2017/01/02/beyond-the-business-model-rb-leipzigs-football-philosophy/

And he's also versed with coaches or scouting staff that should interest United in the future if things go south with the current administration: most prominently Nagelsmann, Rose, Mitchell, Marić. Would be more influential and significant than any player signing we can realistically make, honestly — and really set a standard of modernization/development for the next 5-6-7 year cycle.
 

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Only DoF i want to see at Manchester United is Paul Mitchell.

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I am a big fan of Mitchell but Rangnick is the don. He's the brains behind Leipzig revolution not Mitchell.
 

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The key here is Woodward wont give up the amount of responsibility and autonomy Rangnick would want. We will look for a more specific and smaller role, someone that wont challenge Woody
 

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Dof football? A position to oversee the longterm success of a club? So we hire a 61 year old likely to retire within a decade?

Manchester United.
What we need most is someone who can lay the foundations for the position, and a structure that will last for years to come. For that we need experience, which is why when names like VDS are thrown about they don't make any sense. Most of these guys have been successful going in with a functional system already in place. They've never had to build one from the ground up.