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Rangnick out of the frame for Everton role

| Thursday, 23 November 2017  30 Comments  [Jump to last]
Updated Ralph Rangnick had emerged as a candidate to manage Everton four-and-a-half years after he first interviewed for the job but his club has moved to lock him into a new contract.

The 58-year-old, who is currently sporting director at RB Leipzig, was being mentioned in reports as being the next target for the Blues' board of directors after they were forced to abandon their pursuit of Watford's Marco Silva.

Well respected in the German game based on his experience with the likes of Hoffenheim, Schalke and Hannover, Rangnick took Leipzig into the Bundesliga during a season-long stint as their manager in 2015-16, having stepped down as sporting director of that club and Red Bull Salzburg.

However, Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff said that Rangnick would be offered new and improved terms to stay with his club and a fresh report in The Times suggested he is not interested in the Everton job anyway.

"We expect to extend the contract ahead of schedule this week," Mintzlaff said. "Ralf Rangnick is the sportive engine of our club and therefore also elementary for our future development.

"It was less about financial or maturity issues, but rather about which direction RB Leipzig continues to take.

"Since we have 100 per cent the same ideas, we want to continue the same: make even more stars out of jewels, stay attractive in all areas of the club and continue to grow organically."

Also currently serving as global sporting director for New York Red Bulls in MLS, Rangnick was one of three candidates seriously considered to replace David Moyes at Goodison Park in 2013 but was eventually overlooked in favour of Roberto Martinez.

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Andrew Ellams
1 Posted 23/11/2017 at 16:14:09
So he's pretty much tied into Red Bull then. At least we know he'd use the wings.
Mark Morrissey
2 Posted 23/11/2017 at 17:14:06
No thanks.
Liam Reilly
3 Posted 23/11/2017 at 18:55:30
Rangnick; isn't he currently battling Thor in the movies?

This search gets more bizarre each passing day. We're becoming a laughing stock.

Colin Glassar
4 Posted 23/11/2017 at 18:58:44
Why don’t we just put an ad in the paper?

- Manager wanted. Must have some football experience. Salary negotiable. Incredible severance pay package. Must be willing to listen to boys pen stories. Mid-table ambitions. If interested please apply to Mr William Kenwright esq. c/o EFC, Liverpool 4.

Please enclose a SAE as stamps are expensive.

Dave Williams
5 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:10:03
It's all paper talk to fill space. The club is unlikely to have approached anyone other than Silva and Sam at this point.
Mike Allen
6 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:17:20
Where are we up to now? Anyone with a foreign-sounding name will do? Just stop the nonsense and give Unsworth the job, let him get shut of any player who doesn't show him, his staff, or the club respect.

The board did the right thing sacking Koeman; they thought they had someone lined up but it didn't work out... so let's move on with Unsworth at the helm.

Seb Niemand
7 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:24:28
I suspect the lack of reasonable candidates is that because any potential nominees for the role are coming to ToffeeWeb, reading the comments from readers here about our management situation, and concluding that they are taking poisoned chalice of they successfully apply.

I think Rangnick would be an excellent choice – there's a touch of the before-the-booze Brian Clough about him. My only worry would be that years of deskwork has dulled his edge.

Tony Everan
8 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:42:51
Another twat trying to negotiate a pay rise.

We’ve had enough of this Bullshit .

Pat Kelly
9 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:55:55
Everton have been linked with nearly as many managers as they were with strikers in the Summer. And we all know how that ended. It's the Everton way. Nothing but the best. Or maybe just nothing is good enough.
Steve Ferns
10 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:57:06
He quit his last full time manager job for health reasons. Is he ready to return? Big question marks over this guy. Very hot and cold. But could be superb if he is at his best and fit and healthy.

I would consider him in the summer to replace Walsh, as director of football, if walsh fails to deliver in January.

Alan J Thompson
11 Posted 24/11/2017 at 00:32:36
I doubt we will attract anyone of note until the threat of relegation is gone, they want to manage in the top flight not the second division. So, Unsworth until season's end unless things become even more dire.
Fran Mitchell
12 Posted 24/11/2017 at 01:36:44
There's got to be someone reasonably competent around. Surely.

We're screwed.

Denver Daniels
13 Posted 24/11/2017 at 07:58:09
I remember we were linked with this guy when Moyes left. I also remember we were supposedly in the frame to land the dream team of Emery and Monchi. Instead we ended up with what is now the nightmare of Koeman's legacy and Walsh.

How the hell did it get this bad?

Peter Lee
14 Posted 24/11/2017 at 08:36:32
How anyone could suggest sticking with Unsworth until the end of the season after the shambles we have seen so far leaves me speechless.
Alan J Thompson
15 Posted 24/11/2017 at 09:50:31
Being speechless then, Peter, you can't say who if anyone would be your preference?
Matthew Williams
16 Posted 24/11/2017 at 11:54:32
Forget the Ice Hockey scoreline defeat in midweek (one-off), the board should get in touch with Chris Wilder at Sheffield Utd. The man would drill our lackluster squad, get them all fit & focused with the massive task of getting as many points as possible, restore back our pride & belief, push us on to producing some decent football, and give us Blues some real hope for the future.

We wouldn't get battered as usual at Anfield neither!

There's very slim hope of getting Tuchel now, so go for a decent Gaffer from these shores... if not, then there's misery to endure in the coming weeks.

Mark Rankin
17 Posted 24/11/2017 at 14:14:48
Depends on league form; if that dips, we will need to get Unsworth back to the U23s and act like it's 10 to 2 at the Cavern, you've not pulled and the slowee comes on...
Les Martin
18 Posted 24/11/2017 at 14:22:51
Latest news is that a Japanese soldier from WW2 has been found alive and well on an uncharted remote Pacific island.

His first words when found were "Have Everton appointed a new manager yet"!

John Pickles
19 Posted 24/11/2017 at 14:48:23
Rangnick was one of three candidates seriously considered to replace David Moyes at Goodison Park in 2013 but was eventually overlooked in favour of Roberto Martinez.

So he's regarded as nearly as good as Roberto?


Paul Birmingham
20 Posted 24/11/2017 at 21:09:14
Who knows, the outcome will be interesting in terms of the board stability and I think will see the vamos of Steve Walsh.

Needs to be soon as the club is transcended by negativity, most self inflicted and ranks in my time, as the worst of times in 50 years all considered.

Surely there will be light soon, not winning trophies but becoming a club and a team again. Then develope and progress. Seen Ostersund... incredible and look at us.

We live in hope eternal. Let’s hope we don’t do another no show at Soton.

Justin Doone
21 Posted 25/11/2017 at 02:39:24
Err... another non-story, just get Mancini.
Peter Roberts
22 Posted 25/11/2017 at 07:44:58
My mates just texted me to say Martin O'Neill is odds-on for the job.

I cannot stand him but one thing he knows is organising a team so it would be a good appointment for 6 months.

Roy Keane vs Duncan Ferguson would be interesting

Mike Keating
23 Posted 25/11/2017 at 12:51:03
Just seen the O'Neill story too. Hopefully, just more bollocks from Skybet to fleece the gullible (wonder how much they netted from the 'Big Sam – Odds On shoo-in' coverage).

This is going backwards – O'Neill wasn't good enough to replace Moyes and he still isn't. If he brought Keane with him, that would really tell us the future is fooked.

Alex Mullan
24 Posted 25/11/2017 at 12:56:58
'Im Irish. If you thought Big Sam was bad... O'Neill makes him look like Pep.

January signings would be along the lines of 'Arry Arter, Doyle (from retirement) and Shane Duffy for £25M as a marque.

Jay Woods
25 Posted 26/11/2017 at 20:25:27
Strike Rangnick off the list. He has just extended his RB Leipzig contract until 2021:

(Sorry, it's in German).

Soren Moyer
26 Posted 26/11/2017 at 22:44:18
Silva is not coming to us mid season, so in the name of god, just give fat Sam his 2 and a half year contract ffs! At this point, I can't think of anybody else who can keep us up. Big NO to MON!
James Stewart
27 Posted 26/11/2017 at 23:10:36
We really are scraping the bottom of the barrel if this guy was being considered, he's not even a manager!
Jason Broome
28 Posted 27/11/2017 at 02:15:52
It will be Martin O'Neill.
Guy Hastings
29 Posted 27/11/2017 at 06:27:31
Les 18, 'or as I remember it,'Billy Bonds? Still West Ham?'
Len Hawkins
30 Posted 27/11/2017 at 10:57:32
If a foreign name is the marker Roberto Mugabe is available for a short term contract.

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