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Ralf Rangnick: what are his career numbers and why he is respected by Klopp and Tuchel?

Ralf Rangnick is credited for the style of new generation German managers including Jürgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel.

Ralf Rangnick
Ralf Rangnick

Manchester United have reportedly agreed a six-months deal with highly respected German tactician Ralf Rangnick to take over the team's coaching role till the end of the season and afterwards serve in advisory role for two years.

Rangnick, 63, is highly respected in Germany for his coaching abilities and ability to build a solid structure at clubs and help in advisory roles on scouting and transfers. He masterminded RB Leipzig's rise and is a mentor to Jürgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel, Julian Nagelsmann and other German coaches all of whom have adopted and redefined his gegenpressing.

He has spent all of his managerial career in Germany managing clubs like Schalke 04, RB Leipzig, VfB Stuttgart, Hoffenheim amongst others and United's job will be the first he would have outside of Germany. He has overseen 722 games in his career, won 345, drew 165 and lost 212 and has a win percentage of 47.78.

Rangnick has two of his disciples working in the Premier League already in Liverpool's Jürgen Klopp and Chelsea's Thomas Tuchel. Klopp is one of the early adopters of the gegenpressing while Thomas Tuchel worked directly with Rangnick as a youth coach at VfB Stuttgart.

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