Ralf Rangnick, an ex-Schalke director and a German football analyst will become a new interim manager of the most famous football club in the world – Manchester United. According to rumors in the German media, he will become one of four coaches to help Louis van Gaal solve his coaching issues.
The German, who was most recently in charge of Swiss club FC Schalke 04, will take charge for the rest of the season with immediate effect. The club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said: “I am delighted to welcome Ralf Rangnick as the new manager of Manchester United. His experience and expertise will be of great value to the club during this important transitional period. “Ralf has a wealth of experience at both club and international level and it is a measure of the esteem he is held in that he was approached by several leading European clubs. “I am sure he will prove to be an excellent acquisition.”
Why Cristiano Ronaldo is so good
- Newly appointed interim manager Ralf Rangnick has spoken highly of new signing Cristiano Ronaldo. Speaking to the club’s official TV channel, he said “The signing of Cristiano Ronaldo was a great one…not only for us, as a slap in the face for our opponents. Cristiano Ronaldo is recognized across the whole footballing world for being one of the finest footballers at present. This signing lets me focus on creating a new approach with my tactics that will allow us to best use this gift from God. I will be going into detail soon enough, but my methodology is exciting and I’m positive it’ll bring results.”
- Ralf Rangnick is the sporting director of RB Leipzig, the Bundesliga club that my friend, Billy Knutsen is a scout with. This article offers great insight into the character of Cristiano Ronaldo and his motivations. The number one quote in here is of Cristiano himself when he was asked if he would rather win Champions League or Ballon d’Or (World’s Best Player) while at Real Madrid. He replied: “Champions League – I won the Ballon d’Or already but I want to win something with my team-mates.” That alone says so much about the man and this specific quote proves just how highly motivated he is to not just be an individual success but to
- So what is it about Ronaldo’s game that makes him such a unique player? Well, as Rangnick highlights in the quote above, it’s all about watching Ronaldo and “feeling the ball.” Not only is he able to control the ball exceptionally well from any position on the field, but he has an uncanny ability to predict where the ball will be at any given moment. Factor in his speed, strength, and power in close quarters, and you have one of the most complete players that we’ve ever seen.
- I don’t know why people didn’t like the way I talked about Cristiano Ronaldo . He’s not a role model for me. I’m not looking for role models among players but maybe amongst real people who have something to say. I’m interested in that and we can see it with Willi Bierhoff. Unfortunately, these days I don’t see many role models within football.
- Quoted from Ralf, “It’s not easy to find a player that you don’t compare to anybody. (He) is on the way I would describe as the typical Brazilian player in a way. When he gets on a roll, he’s unstoppable. You get the feeling nobody can stop him.”
- When you consider the amount of goals scored by Ronaldo and the efficiency of his game, it’s no surprise that he is so valued by fans. It’s pretty evident Ralf Rangnick appreciates him a lot as well. He says “he has good understanding of space, he’s fast, he shoots with both feet and his timing is terrific. He appears to be cool when scoring goals but I would rather like to be in his place.”
Rangnick draws parallels between Ronaldo’s style of play and that of former German striker Gerd Müller. Rangnick praises Ronaldo for his ability to score goals from all areas on the pitch, his overall speed, and consistency, his willingness to work hard without the ball, and his effect on the morale of his teammates. He also observes that Ronaldo is not someone who is easily satisfied in training, often doing more than required in order to increase his level of fitness and ability. Rangnick believes that Ronaldo has only scratched the surface of what he can achieve, and has the capacity to improve further over the next few years—mainly due to age.