3rd December, 2021
Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick has revealed that Chelsea offered him the chance to take over as interim manager last season before they settled on Thomas Tuchel.
He said he turned down the London club offer because they only spoke about the option to become interim manager for four months.
“When Chelsea contacted me last year, they only spoke about the option to become interim manager for four months, without any prospective to work in the long term together,” he said.
“Now here we are talking about six-and-a-half months, so we only have one third of the games played in the Premier League.
“We have also agreed on a two-year advisory role after those six-and-a-half months.
“In the end, to be honest, if a club like Manchester United contacts you for such a role you cannot possibly turn it down.”
Rangnick arrived at Old Trafford with United lagging behind his former suitors.
The Red Devils currently sit in seventh, 12 points behind leaders Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table.
His first game as coach of Manchester United would be against Crystal Palace on Saturday.