Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Ralf Rangnick’s expected arrival at arch-rivals Manchester United is “not good news for other teams”.
Klopp’s fellow German is set to be installed as interim manager at Old Trafford until the end of the season following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Rangnick has had some influence on the Liverpool boss in terms of the pressing style which has been so successful for him and Klopp knows exactly what to expect.
“Unfortunately a good coach is coming to England, that’s how it is, to Manchester United,” he said.
“Ralf is obviously a really experienced manager. He built most famously two clubs from nowhere to proper threats and forces in Germany with Hoffenheim and Leipzig.
“United will be organised on the pitch, we should realise that – that’s obviously not good news for other teams.”
United are hopeful of reaching an agreement with Lokomotiv Moscow for Rangnick to be released to become the club’s interim manager in the next 24 to 48 hours.
Negotiations between the clubs have been positive, with Rangnick currently manager of sports and development at the Russian club.
Rangnick, 63, will apply for a work permit once an agreement is reached, with the German expected to remain at United for two years beyond the season in a consultancy role.