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Lokomotiv Moscow release statement after Rangnick Man Utd move confirmed

Lokomotiv Moscow have paid tribute to Ralf Rangnick after he left for Manchester United.

The German has been released from his three-year contract as technical director to take the manager's job at United.

"Under the leadership of Rangnick, a scout department, a block for medicine and innovation was created in the club in a short time, a system of advanced video analytics was introduced, a coaching staff was formed, high-tech information systems were launched," Lokomotiv said in a statement.

"The modern European system of football training, which Rangnick introduced at Lokomotiv, is not tied to personalities and will continue to work after his departure.

"The club will develop in accordance with the announced long-term strategy.

"Ralf Rangnick has attracted experienced specialists to key positions and has formed a team of professionals, which will continue to patiently and consistently move in the chosen direction, the main priority of which is the development of young football players both from Russia and from other countries.

"Football club Lokomotiv thanks Ralf Rangnick for the work done. We remain in touch on the future of our club and wish Ralf every success as Manchester United head coach."

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