Man. Utd's Rangnick appointed Austria manager
Ralf Rangnick has been named Austria national team manager, with Manchester United interim manager remaining as a consultant to the club.
Ralf Rangnick has been named Austria national team manager, with the Manchester United interim manager remaining a consultant to the club.
Rangnick's contract with the Austrian FA is set to expire in 2024. If Austria qualifies for the 2026 World Cup, his contract will be automatically extended for two years.
The manager's new post, though, will have no bearing on his plans to begin a two-year advisory role with United at the end of the season.
On Friday, he stated: “I will take over as national team manager of Austria at the end of the season but will continue my consultancy with Manchester United,” adding that he is “really looking forward to playing my part in helping United become a real force again.”
Rangnick was appointed by United in November 2021, following the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
However, he was only hired on a temporary basis, with Ajax manager Erik Ten Hag being named as Solskjaer's permanent replacement earlier this month.
Rangnick has won only 10 of United's 26 matches in charge, with defeats by Liverpool and Arsenal prior to Thursday's stalemate with Chelsea looking to have extinguished the club's slim chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League.