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BREAKING NEWS Ralf Rangnick has been named the next Austria manager, but he will continue to consult for Manchester United

Rangnick has agreed to a two-year contract with the Austrian national team, which will be extended by another two

years if Austria qualifies for Euro 2024; the German will continue to work as a part-time consultant for Man United.

Ralf Rangnick has been named the next manager of Austria on a two-year contract, with the Manchester United interim manager remaining at Old Trafford in a consulting capacity.

Rangnick was named the next national team manager till 2024 at an Austrian FA press conference, with a stipulation in the contract stating that if the country qualifies for Euro 2024, the contract will be extended for another two years.

 

The Austrian FA website cited Rangnick as saying: “It’s a privilege for me to be the team’s leader. I’m especially looking forward to competing in the European Championships in Germany with a youthful team that is eager for success.”

The 63-year-old took over as United manager from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the end of November, agreeing to lead the team on a caretaker basis until the summer before returning to a consultant job.

Rangnick’s performances, on the other hand, have been dismal, with United currently sitting in sixth place in the Premier League, five points behind Arsenal in fourth place and the final Champions League position for next season as the season draws to a close.

 

Ajax manager Erik ten Hag was recently named United’s permanent manager for next season, though Rangnick will continue to serve as a consultant as planned. For the next two years, that job will be six days a month, allowing the German to combine work with his Austrian responsibilities.

When questioned about his United consulting post, Rangnick remarked, “I’m very much looking forward to it.” “Erik and I haven’t spoken; we’ve spoken with the board about the contract and the job profile, the content of the consulting function.”

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