Manchester United will not pay Lokomotiv Moscow any compensation for Ralf Rangnick, who left the Russian club for the Premier League.
Rangnick has been appointed to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the Old Trafford dugout, joining a six-month contract until the end of the season, when he will then move upstairs in a consulting role.
The much-loved German coach moved to Lokomotiv in July after years of success in his home country, but has now been drawn to Manchester after just four months in Russia.
And reporter Fabrizio Romano has now revealed that any compensation for the deal has been canceled, with United expressing gratitude to the Moscow-based party.
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“The club wish to express their thanks to Lokomotiv Moscow for their cooperation in the process of bringing Ralf to Manchester United,” a club statement read.
Known in his country as the godfather of modern German football, Rangnick, 63, has achieved enormous success in Germany and Austria with innovative training and screening methods.
After helping the Hoffenheim village team move up from lower divisions to the Champions League, Rangnick was hired by Red Bull in 2012 and propelled Leipzig and Salzburg to new heights.
In addition to signing Erling Haaland and Sadio Mane as a director, Rangnick has coached Leipzig for two separate periods and will now return to the sideline with United.
However, he will have to wait to get to work with work visa issues preventing him from leading his new squad in their Premier League game against Arsenal on Thursday.
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