Russian Chief and fomer former FC Lokomotiv Moscow president Nikolai Naumov has told Russian outlet Match TV, the reason why Ralf Rangnick dumped FC Lokomotiv Moscow for Manchester United.
He said: “It’s not about Manchester United. For Ralf Rangnick, this is no escape, betrayal, or disgrace. Rangnick is a merchant.
“He absolutely does not care about football, because he only does business around him. And the more countries, leagues and football clubs he covers, the more he will earn. He’s absolutely indifferent to Lokomotiv.
“He did not come here to raise football, but to earn money. Now he was offered money elsewhere, and he and his company will go to Man United. When he’s offered to work in Africa, he will go to earn money there, leaving his deputy at United. Clean business.”
Rangnick joined Lokomotiv as a head of sports and development ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, taking complete control of the club’s day-to-day operations.
However, the German has now left his position at the Russian side with Man United announcing his appointment as an interim manager until the end of the season.