Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick has huge bonus clause as he eyes permanent contract
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Ralf Rangnick will earn a huge six-figure bonus if he guides Manchester United into the Champions League, according to reports. The German has overseen an upturn in form and still holds out hope of being handed the manager’s job on a permanent basis.
A 1-0 win over West Ham put them level on points with the fourth-placed Hammers. Marcus Rashford’s stoppage-time goal secured a big win for Rangnick’s side.
United defeated Brentford in midweek after a slightly disappointing 2-2 draw with Aston Villa last weekend.
The Red Devils led Villa 2-0 but were pegged back thanks to two late goals.
Rangnick finally appears to have settled on a regular team after a month of deliberating and trying several personnel and formations.
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Youngster Anthony Elanga has benefitted from the trust of Rangnick and opened the scoring in the 3-1 win over Brentford.
And Rangnick will earn a hefty pay-day if he secures Champions League football for next season. It will be quite the achievement given the Old Trafford outfit appeared miles off European qualification towards the end of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tenure.
According to the Daily Star, United will pay the 63-year-old £500,000 if he finishes in the top four. That is on top of his £180,000 weekly wage.
The former RB Leipzig tactician was appointed on a deal until the end of the season after United parted ways with club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November.
As part of Rangnick’s deal, he is expected to move into a consultancy role with the Old Trafford hierarchy following the end of the 2021-22 season.
It is unclear exactly what his brief will involve, although he could offer his view on who should be the next permanent boss.
The Star continue that Rangnick wants the job beyond the end of the campaign.
He has already hinted that he could put himself forward for the permanent role if he succeeds.
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“Right now I’m fully aware they might be looking for a new manager,” Rangnick said in his first press conference on December 2.
“If they will, then [they will] speak with me about that we will see.
Maybe, if they ask my opinion and everything goes well and we develop the team, I might even make the same recommendation to the board that I did at Leipzig twice when I recommended it might be a good idea to keep working with me for one year.
“But this is all hypothetical. For me now it’s about winning the next games and this is the major focus.”
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