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Ralf Rangnick has reportedly turned down an approach from Bayern Munich as he has an interest in the Manchester United job.
Munich decided to part ways with Niko Kovac on Sunday after they suffered a demoralising 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.
The loss follows a recent defeat to Hoffenheim as their form at the top of the Bundesliga has slipped.
The frontrunner for the vacant role was seemingly Rangnick, who impressed during his two stints as RB Leipzig manager.
Munich had held talks with the 61-year-old over becoming their new manager, but Bild’s Christian Falk reports he has turned them down.
But Falk adds that Rangnick does have an interest in the United job should they part ways with Solskjaer.
“Ralf Rangnick is still an option at @ManUtd if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will get sacked,” he tweeted.
“Rangnick is interested.”
The Red Devils have endured a stuttering start to the Premier League campaign.
Their defeat to Bournemouth at the weekend was their fourth of the season, winning just three of their opening 11 matches.
It has left them 10th in the table and already 10 points adrift of top four.
Solskjaer now faces a big test to rally his side to bounce back up the table, starting with a home match against Brighton on Sunday (2pm GMT).
And the Norwegian boss wants to see a reaction from his side after the defeat to Bournemouth.
“It’s a test of character when you come down to places like this,”
“I think we went at least we went for it, we didn’t stop trying but the lack of quality couldn’t give us a point or three.
“Then two more games before the international break.
“We’ve got a chance on Thursday to qualify in Europe [against Partizan Belgrade], then Brighton at home, we need a response.”