Paul Ince has criticised Manchester United over their continued lack of “transparency” amid the “confusion” surrounding Ralf Rangnick’s appointment and his role going forward.
Ralf Rangnick has been appointed as interim manager for the rest of the season and the German won his first game in charge on Sunday to lift the mood at Old Trafford.
Rangnick took the helm following a caretaker spell for Michael Carrick, who briefly took over after the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Manchester United announced that Rangnick would be in charge for six months before taking on a consultancy role, with a new permanent manager set to be hired in the summer.
But Rangnick has since put himself in the frame for the permanent role, saying he could recommend himself to the board if was so inclined.
And Ince is worried by the confusion at Old Trafford and the lack of “transparency” over who does what at the club.
Ince told the Mirror: “Once again there is no transparency in what’s going on at Old Trafford.
“I’m not sure what the board are doing, I’m not sure what Ed Woodward is doing.
“They’ve gone sacking Solskajer to pursuing Pochettino, but that didn’t manifest itself.
“There’s an interim manager now until the end of the season. The question I would ask is ‘are they looking for someone else at the end of the season?’
“Rangnick comes out and says he could stay for 18 months, but he’s only meant to be there for six months.”
Ince hopes United doesn’t rush into a hasty decision with Rangnick and explore all other options.
He added: “What United can’t do is put themselves in the same situation as they did with Solskjaer where they gave him a set amount of games as interim manager and then after that everyone was clamouring for him to be given the job full time.
“I was like ‘hang on let’s wait until the end of the season then sit down and look at other managers and see where Solskjaer is at.
“They didn’t, they gave him a three-year contract and three years down the line, United are where they are now.
“Hopefully that’s a lesson to the board. It could have gone completely different, but you are talking about someone who was manager of Cardiff, Molde and then managing the biggest club in the world. There is a lack of experience there and Solskjaer would admit that himself.
“Rangnick has got the experience but it’s still Manchester United. If they got a chance of getting a world-class manager at the end of the season then they have to look at that seriously.
“Rangnick is 63. There are talks about a consultancy role, but he seems to think he isn’t aware of that, another confusion coming out at United.
“Let’s see where they are at the end of the season. It would be hard to give him the job if they win the Champions League and finish fourth, but there is still an opportunity to get one of the best managers in the world on a long-term plan, I think they have to seriously look at that.”Internet Explorer Channel Network