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Ralf Rangnick has the opposite personality of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer | Uli Hesse

Ralf Rangnick brings a new personality to Manchester United, one that is very unlike that of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Uli Hesse explains.



German football journalist Uli Hesse joined Joe Molloy on The Football Show on Tuesday to discuss Ralf Rangnick.

Ralf Rangnick is officially Manchester United's new (interim) manager.

The German will take charge of Manchester United until the end of the season. He will then step into a consultant role before Manchester United hire their next manager. But what happens if Manchester United go on a winning streak until the end of the season? What happens if they win the FA Cup? Or the Champions League?

Rangnick isn't likely to step aside and suggest someone else if he gets the best out of this squad.

Uli Hesse describes Rangnick as an aspirational and intense head coach.

"I think he mentioned intense five or six times," Hesse said.

"That's certainly part of his make-up. Of course, every top-level coach has to be a really intense personality. But let's not forget that Rangnick once had to quit a job because of a burnout syndrome. Occupational burnout. So that could be an indication that he's really, really intense. He sometimes tends to clash with other men with big egos."

Rangnick will have egos above and below him as Manchester United manager. Cristiano Ronaldo is the most obvious, but Paul Pogba, Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes are there too. Each of those players are big names who will need to be managed. Above him, Ed Woodward's ego is so big that he's trying to stay in his job longer than planned.

Woodward will always put himself first.

That may open the door for Rangnick to become the full-time boss moving forward. But he's not a yes man. He previously clashed with the Schalke board in a public manner.

"Another moment most people associate with Rangnick is when he was coaching Schalke for the first time, he had problems with the board. They were about to sack him and he knew that. He knew he had a good standing with the fans so after a game he did not go into the dressing room with the team but he circled the pitch applauding the fans in the stand.

"Quite rightfully, Schalke's board considered that an affront. He was standing them up.

"He later apologized for that, because he said they had taken that the wrong way. It was quite obvious in the moment he felt that he knew the game better than these people on Schalke's board. He had a better rapport with the fans. He does have a big ego, but you need one. If you're to be the Manchester United manager, you have to have a big ego."

It's a fine balance for Rangnick to find.

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