Ralf Rangnick is set to become Manchester United’s next coach.

He will be in the dugout for the next six months before moving up to an advisor role.

But what’s next when United appoints a new longer-term manager?

We looked at how Rangnick is the perfect man to bring United into a new era.

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Long before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fired, it was clear that something had to change on the coaching side at United.

Solskjaer never implemented a philosophy at Old Trafford and his coaching staff have been criticized for being too inexperienced and unable to implement improvements.

Rangnick has very clear ideas about how his teams should play, and that includes pressing football.

Whether Mauricio Pochettino or Erik ten Hag is the next man, they will appreciate that.

It will be someone else overseeing the longer term changes, but Rangnick can start the revolution that is long overdue and urgently needed.

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Rangnick will deal with the squad first hand before handing over to the new manager.

That means he knows exactly what the new boss needs in the transfer market, and his contacts make United well-equipped to get it.

If Rangnick goes up, he’ll be the first elite football operator United has behind the scenes since David Gill left.

Rangnick transformed RB Salzburg and RB Leipzig behind the scenes and this clear vision can only help the new manager.

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Had United run the season with an interim manager who didn’t have such a strong philosophy or one of Solskjaer’s coaches, the process of tactical improvement would have had to wait until the summer.

Rangnick can start it every now and then and then step aside from the boardroom and reassure a new manager that they have the expertise behind the scenes to draw on.

United are in a less than ideal situation but they have picked the perfect man to solve the problem.

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