Ralf Rangnick: Best for both parties that I left Manchester United

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Ralf Rangnick says he and Manchester United have agreed it would be beneficial for both sides not to play the role of negotiator. The Red Devils on Sunday announced that Ralf Rangnick would not be staying at Old Trafford.

Ralf Rangnick was appointed interim manager after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked by the Premier League last November. The German coach was due to take over from Manchester United, but his chances of success after being appointed as Austria coach last month were slim.

With Erik ten Hag appointed Manchester United manager, Rangnick’s short stint in England is over.

Ralf Rangnick told a news conference: “After the final game against Crystal Palace last week, I had discussions with the management of Manchester United and the board I was close to.

“And in the last few days, we have come to the conclusion that, at Manchester United, but especially for me, it would be better if I focus on my job as head coach of the Austrian national team.

“We then decided to settle this contract as their advisor, so as not to allow it to take effect.”

Manchester United finished the 2021-22 season in sixth place in the top flight, with 35 points remaining from defending champions Manchester City.

Rangnick’s points per game (1.5) and the winning percentage (42 percent) are both the lowest for all United bosses during the Premier League, and the 58 points they finished the season are also their lowest points in the competition.

The Red Devils have not won a title since 2017 and last won the Premier League title last season under Alex Ferguson in 2012-13.

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