Interim Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick has been told his remit may be bigger than he expected after the football knowledge at the club was savaged.
The German, 63, will succeed Michael Carrick as interim manager of Manchester United. Carrick will lead the team out for the final time against Arsenal on Thursday night after a work permit issue temporarily delayed Rangnick’s arrival.
Nonetheless, Rangnick’s appointment has been greeted with cautious optimism. His all-action pressing style will likely weed out those within the current squad chastised for their perceived lack of effort.
But after his managerial stint concludes and a permanent figure takes his place, Rangnick will move upstairs into a consultancy role.
It is there where Rangnick’s greatest impact may be made while helping to oversee the direction of the club moving forward.
Ed Woodward, John Murtough and Darren Fletcher are currently among those making football decisions at the club. Woodward is expected to stand down from his vice-chairman position when 2021 concludes, though reports have suggested he could remain on the books as a consultant.
Rangnick must make wholesale changes – Ince
Now, former United title winner, Paul Ince, has laid waste to United’s hierarchy. Via the Mirror, Ince claimed Rangnick will have to “change the whole philosophy of the club”.
Furthermore, he stated United require “change from top to bottom” and threw shade on the football knowledge of their decision-makers.
He’ll have to change the whole philosophy of the club,” Ince said of Rangnick. “The Man United executive team, they don’t know anything about football.
“The Glazers bought the club just for profit, it was nothing to do with football.
There hasn’t been anyone like Martin Edwards or David Gill; football people at the club. United needs to be restructured.
“Everything needs to change from top to bottom. There isn’t a model at United.
“Ralf needs to create a model that’s going to make Manchester United successful.”