Rangnick will replace the recently fired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the team’s coach for the remainder of the season, while they look for a full-time replacement.
The Athletic reported on Thursday that Rangnick will be joining the club on a six-month deal with a two-year consultation to follow, and that his current club Lokomotiv will have to release him from his contract. present.
CNN has reached out to Manchester United and Locomotiv Moskow for comment.
A United source told Reuters that discussions between the two sides are continuing but nothing has been finalized.
He will not be in charge of Manchester United’s match against Chelsea on Sunday, pending his work permit.
The move follows Solskjaer’s sacking from the club after three years as manager without the club winning a single title.
Before joining Lokomotiv Moscow, the German coach used to manage RB Leipzig, Hoffenheim, Schalke and Hannover.