Wikipedia page edited to say Everton are trying to hire Ralf Rangnick

It seems someone has become a little bit carried away as Everton hunt down their replacement for Carlo Ancelotti.

According to The Athletic, former RB Leipzig, Schalke and Hoffenheim manager Ralf Rangnick is now on Everton’s six-man shortlist as the Blues aim to appoint their next man in charge.

That prompted someone to take to Wikipedia to edit Rangnick’s page, saying that the 62-year-old German is “currently being considered as a replacement for Carlo Ancelotti at the Merseyside team Everton”.

Left-field shout

Rangnick has been linked with a lot of Premier League jobs over the years but has never really set foot outside of Germany or Austria.

He’s currently out of a job after leaving his role as Red Bull’s head of sport and development last year, while his last management role was at RB Leipzig.

During his time at Red Bull, Rangnick oversaw the management of their football teams across the world, including ones in Salzburg, New York and the takeover of Brazilian club Red Bull Bragantino.

Rangnick is clearly more than just a football manager but if he was hired by Everton, that’s all that would need to be taken into consideration.

Luckily for him, he’s quite good at that.

He led Schalke to second place in the Bundesliga in 2004/05 and also won the DFB-Pokal with them in 2010/11.

The Athletic describes the 62-year-old as a “renowned tactician” while he’s also influenced the careers of Thomas Tuchel, Jurgen Klopp, Marco Rose, Adi Hutter and Julian Nagelsmann [ESPN].

The late, great Bobby Robson had a similar, albeit more far-reaching, influence on managers.

We’re not saying Rangnick is on a par with the legendary former England manager but he’s certainly a more modern-day version of him.

But would we take Ragnick?

Wikipedia (the beacon of all truth) seems to think he’s under consideration. But there are managers out there who we would prefer to see in the Goodison hot seat ahead of Rangnick, who’s chopped and changed jobs a lot in recent years.

We need stability and while Rangnick could offer some, we just don’t feel he’s the right man with others ticking more boxes than he does.

In other Everton news, this Africa-born manager is now the overwhelming favourite for the job at Goodison.

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