Manchester United has yet to officially name its next manager but it appears someone will be named soon to succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

According to multiple reports, Ralf Rangnick is close to finalizing a deal with the Red Devils although it will only be on an interim basis until the end of the season, The Athletic reported.

As most know, the person who has been widely speculated to succeed Solskjaer is Mauricio Pochetino of Paris Saint-Germain. The former Tottenham boss was open to the idea and was willing to make the transfer midseason, reported.

Unfortunately, PSG is not interested to oblige for now. This means that if Pochetino and the Red Devils want to make it happen, it may have to be after the current season.

Hence, Manchester United needs to find a temporary manager for now with Rangnick reportedly the one on the brink.

The 63-year-old currently serves as the manager of sports and development for Lokomotiv Moscow. Discussions are reportedly ongoing between the two sides and it appears something official will be announced soon.

So until that is settled, Michael Carrick is expected to continue to call the shots for now and when the Red Devils face Chelsea FC in Premier League action on Sunday.

Aside from Rangnick, also being considered are former Ernesto Valverde and Rudi Garcia.

The deal on the table for Rangnick is reportedly for two years. Assuming the Red Devils succeed in prying Pochetino away from PSG, Rangnick would stay on and take on a consultancy role for Manchester United.

According to the Manchester United website, Solskjaer left his role as manager following the Red Devils' loss to Watford, 4-1, on Saturday, Nov. 20.

The loss was United's fifth in their last seven matches in the league, leaving them 12 points adrift of leaders Chelsea.

Ralf Rangnick
Head coach Jesse Marsch of RB Leipzig shake hands with Ralf Rangnick prior to the UEFA Champions League group A match between RB Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain at Red Bull Arena Getty Images | Boris Streubel

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