Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick to face 'independent panel' after failing automatic work permit

Ralf Rangnick’s appointment as interim manager at Manchester United on Monday brought about a plethora of promise to the club after the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Yet it appears the German will have to wait even longer to manage the Red Devils after failing his automatic work permit – with his application now in the hands of an FA-appointed independent panel.

Rangnick, 63, was signed on a deal unti the end of the season as United’s interim manager after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked following a humiliating 4-1 defeat to Watford a week prior.

Having been in a development director’s role at Russian outfit Lokomotiv Moscow, Rangnick made the switch over to England in a bid to transform United until the end of the season, where he would subsequently take on a director’s role at Old Trafford.

Michael Carrick took charge of their game against Villarreal last Tuesday, and it appeared Rangnick would come in for the game against Arsenal on Thursday having been appointed mere hours after the well-fought 1-1 draw at league leaders Chelsea.

However, the German may be made to wait before taking to the dugout, with a report by the Telegraph claiming that his recent career away from coaching means that he does not meet the automatic criteria for a work permit.

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