Jurgen Klopp warns Ralf Rangnick's move to Manchester United is ‘not good news’ for rivals

Jurgen Klopp warns Ralf Rangnick's move to Manchester United is ‘not good news’ for rivals

LIVERPOOL MANAGER Jurgen Klopp has warned the rest of the Premier League that Manchester United's appointment of Ralf Rangnick is not good news for Liverpool or the rest of the league. 

Reports have started to circulate that the German is set to take up the United job for six months and will then be moved upstairs into a consultancy role for 2 years after.

Rangnick is known as the godfather of German football and is credited with creating the Gegen press and nurturing and mentoring coaches like Klopp and Thomas Tuchel. Klopp has spoken very highly of his mentor.

He also had a subtle dig for United's former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by saying the club will now have a structure.

Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s game against Southampton on Saturday, he said:

“We usually don’t talk about things that aren’t confirmed yet, but if you tell me that it will happen I might believe you.

“Unfortunately, a good coach is coming to England. To Man United. That’s how it is. A really experienced manager, built two clubs from nowhere to be proper threats in Germany with Hoffenheim and Leipzig.

“His first concern was always being a coach and being a manager, and that’s what his best skill is.

“United will be organised on the pitch, I think we’ll have to realise that. And that’s obviously not good news for other teams”, Klopp said as he laughed.

While he said that he is highly regarded by all coaches, he did stress that it will take him some time to implement his unique style.

“But all coaches in the world need time to train with our teams, and Ralf will quickly realise he has no time to train because we play all the time…

“Apart from that, a really good man and an outstanding coach.”

Rangnick is expected to be in charge for the Arsenal game as work permit issues will stop him from being in the dugout against Chelsea this Sunday.