Kieran Maguire 'disturbed' by Man United conduct you 'expect from 12-year-olds'
Man United are brilliant in the commercial department – but their football operation is shambolic.
That is the view of finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the latest managerial developments at Old Trafford.
A United source has told this site that they are set to appoint German boss Ralf Rangnick as their new interim manager for the rest of the season.
The club sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on 21 November, just four months after awarding him a new contract.
The Daily Mail reported two days later that United have also handed new deals worth ‘millions’ to four members of Solskjaer’s staff in recent weeks.
Maguire claims this, as well as other events in recent months, is indicative of the lack of direction behind the scenes at Carrington.
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“On the commercial side, United are extremely slick,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“But on a footballing side, this shows they have no coherent strategy. If they lost confidence in the old manager, sack him before the international break.
“If they had done their homework, there would be someone waiting in the wings to take over.
“Now they are going to have an interim manager in Micahel Carrick and an interim-interim manager in Ralf Rangnick.
“What happens if he has a good few months? Does he then get the job like Solskjaer did?
“It also disturbs me that Man United, a New York Stock Exchange-listed club, is talking in cliches. It’s all about ‘legends’ and the ‘DNA of the club’.
“That’s what you expect from 12-year-old bloggers, not a professional organisation.”
Rangnick is set to leave his position as manager of sport and development at Lokomotiv Moscow to take charge of United.
He inherits a team that currently sit 8th in the league standings and are through to the last-16 of the Champions League.