Everton podcaster Barry Cass has been sharing his thoughts on the possibility of former RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick potentially replacing Carlo Ancelotti as the Merseyside club’s new permanent manager.
This comes after Cass made an appearance on a recent video from the Toffee TV YouTube channel, where he spoke about a range of potential manager candidates for the club after Ancelotti recently left for a return to Real Madrid.
He said: “I think he’s brilliant.
“The only thing against him is his age, obviously. He’s going to be 63 at the end of this month, but he had Salzburg set up brilliantly, he had Leipzig set up fantastically and he can’t half spot a player. Quite simply, he knows a player.
“Yes, I’ve seen people say wouldn’t that kind of tread on Marcel Brands’ toes? Maybe, and maybe that’s why Everton mightn’t [hire Rangnick], but there’s the other side to it maybe, that two heads are better than one. I don’t know.”
During his two spells managing Leipzig, the 62-year-old took charge of 88 matches overall, winning 50, drawing 20 and losing 18 in the process (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Barry Cass’ comments on Rangnick…
Given how The Telegraph recently listed Rangnick as one of the potential candidates to replace Ancelotti at Goodison Park, saying that he “has been admired in the past,” this could suggest that he is in the frame for the current position.
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However, taking into account the fact that he has not been a permanent manager at a club since he left Leipzig back in June 2019, this could also suggest that he has put his managerial days behind him and prefers a director’s role instead, a role in which he has held at Leipzig, RB Salzburg, RB Bragantino and NY Red Bulls in recent years.
In our view, despite Cass’ admiration for the German, perhaps Rangnick’s lack of experience of managing in the Premier League could put him at a disadvantage compared to some of the other names linked with the job, such as Eddie Howe and Nuno Espirito Santo.