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New United Coach Explains Why He Rejected Chelsea

Manchester United's new interim coach Ralf Rangnick has explained why he turned down the chance to manage Chelsea in January this year.

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The German tactician was reportedly a target for the Blues after Frank Lampard was sacked in December 2020, but he turned it down as it was only for four months.

While Rangnick's role as manager is only for the rest of the season, he is expected to take on a consultancy role with the Red Devils after the campaign.

“At the time, when Chelsea contacted me, they only spoke about the possibility of four months and no prospective of further than that,” Rangnick said at his press conference, as per Sky Sports.

“Here [at Man Utd], we are talking about six and a half months and a two year advisory role.

“If a club like Manchester United contacts you, you cannot possibly turn it down.”

The former RB Leipzig coach begins his United reign with a Premier League clash aganist Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Click through the gallery below to see pictures of the players Rangnick reportedly wants to sign at United: 

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