Rangnick to be named Austria boss TODAY but will still take on Man Utd role


MANCHESTER UNITED’S interim boss Ralf Rangnick is set to be named Austria manager.

But the German insists he WILL still take on his advisory role at Old Trafford from next season, alongside the incoming Erik ten Hag.


Ralf Rangnick is set to be named the Austrian national team job – but will continue as a Man Utd advisor next seasonCredit: AFP

Rangnick, 63, was appointed temporary gaffer at United after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was axed earlier in the season, with a view to a two-year spell as an advisor starting this summer.

His nightmare spell as Red Devils stand-in continued on Thursday with a drab 1-1 draw against Chelsea.

But despite being offered an escape route, Rangnick insists he can do two jobs at once.

Asked about the Austria role, he said: “Let’s speak tonight about Manchester United and our game and the rest of the season here.

“This is the issue and I can also confirm that I will definitely continue at the end of the season with my consultancy role.

“It would leave space for another job. Yes.

“But that’s what we had agreed to start with back in November last year.”

SunSport understands Rangnick’s Austria job could be officially announced as early as Friday.


The fact that Rangnick will reportedly work just SIX DAYS per month as a consultant at Old Trafford means he has plenty of time to juggle two positions.

He added: “I didn’t say I will be a big part moving forward. We have definitely agreed on both the content and the time of my consultancy role.

“I haven’t spoken with Erik so far. Hopefully it will happen in the future.

“I’m more than happy and willing to help to change things for the better.

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Rangnick still has three games left in charge at the Red Devils as they bid to cling onto a European spot.

United then finish off the campaign with fixtures against Brentford, Brighton and Crystal Palace.


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