Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick spoke against false remarks on him being the tutor of Jurgen Klopp. He did reveal how he was his unofficial advisor. Before Ralf Rangnick arrived at Manchester, it was bluntly reported that he had an impact on Klopp.
Instead, Wolfgang Frank was the one who in turn was motivated by Arrigo Sacchi. These two managers were the main sources of driving forces for Klopp as stated by the Liverpool manager several times. Thus, people have been circulating this hyped up news all over ever since Ralf’s arrival at Old Trafford.
Although when Ralf Rangnick did not take Jurgen Klopp to be his protege, their friendly relation goes back in time. The Manchester United manager also expounded on the crucial task he played over Klopp taking charge over Mainz in 2001. This was reported by the Mirror.
Ralf speaks about him advising Klopp
Rangnick revealed saying:
I remember before Klopp became the manager at Mainz, he rang me up. I was at Ulm then and Klopp asked me what sort of an income I should expect at Mainz. He did not have an agent back then, I was his agent and so I advised him.
Klopp replied ah, do you think that is too much to ask for? I told him it was correct. I am so sure that he got what he wanted.
The relation between Liverpool and Manchester United managers these days is so different from earlier times. It has been pleasant with both the mangers talking well about each other in the media.
Surely, friendship will be aside when Liverpool host the Red Devils at Anfield in March. The focus will solidly be on winning the Premier League crown keeping their rivalry in mind. This will be an awaited occasion in the time to come.
Ralf continued saying:
I did not tell Jurgen about coming here, but we know each other since 1997. I was not his mentor, Wolfgang Franck was. However, we have a good friendship, relationship and respect for each other.
It is good to see Klopp having a connection with his rival managers. Namely, Ralf Rangnick, Thomas Tuchel and Ralph Hasenhuttl. Moreover, Everton, Aston Villa and Leicester City are guided by former Liverpool players and managers.