Ralf Rangnick confirmed as new Austria manager

Ralf Rangnick confirmed as new Austria manager

Ralf Rangnick has been confirmed as the new Austria manager but will remain in Manchester United consultancy role.

Rangnick has signed a two-year deal with the Austria national team; the contract will be extended by two years if Austria qualify for Euro 2024.


Rangnick was quoted by the Austrian FA website as saying: "It's an honour for me to take on the role of team boss. I'm particularly excited about the prospect of contesting the European Championships in Germany with a young team hungry for success."

Rangnick's predecessor as Austria manager, Franco Foda, resigned from his position following their 2-0 defeat to Wales earlier this month which denied them a spot at the World Cup in Qatar.

United fans will be eager to learn about how this position could potentially take from his consultancy role.
The German took temporary charge of United in November and had bench-marked a move upstairs.
It remains to be seen how dual roles will work and this has previously been questioned by United legend Gary Neville.
Speaking on the Gary Neville Podcast, the former defender said: ""As Manchester United's sporting director, or consultant, can he really be going to look at Austrian players week in, week out and then selecting them for a national team?
"The Austrian national team have got pride, it's a great country with great players, so he'll have to watch them play every week.
"Then he's going to go and coach them two weeks in September, October, November and March.
"So, then you're thinking 'what's happening to the Man United consultancy and advice? Where's the priority?' because there's a conflict there."