Rangnick leave consultancy role at Manchester United

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Ralf Rangnick will leave Manchester United consultant role because of his commitment to the Austria national team.

Former Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has left the consultancy role at the club.

Manchester United have announced that the German will not stay at the club in a consultancy position because of his commitment to coaching the Austria national team.

Rangnick took over the interim position following the dismissal of former manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer.

A statement from the Manchester United read: “We would like to thank Ralf Rangnick for his efforts as interim manager over the past six months.

“By mutual agreement, Ralf will now focus solely on his new role as manager of the Austria national team and will not therefore be taking up a consultancy role at Old Trafford.

“We would like to wish Ralf the best of luck in this next chapter of his career.”

New Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag would not be drawn on Rangnick’s position with the club when asked during his unveiling if he would welcome the 63-year-old’s consultancy role next season.

“That’s on the club,” Ten Hag said earlier this week.

Rangnick tenure began with a 3-2 Premier League win against top four rivals Arsenal in December, but he also oversaw United’s exit from the FA Cup at the hands of Middlesbrough, a Champions League round-of-16 exit against Atletico Madrid and several humbling results in the Premier League including 4-0 defeats against Liverpool and Brighton and a 4-1 loss to Manchester City.

The former Schalke manager was open about United’s failures and said Ten Hag must be given time to overhaul the squad.

He also stated that the club will need a striker at the end of the January transfer window but was turned down by the club despite losing Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood during that period.

Rangnick said that his wishlist included Porto’s Luis Diaz, who later joined Liverpool, River Plate forward Julian Alvarez and Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic, who signed for Juventus, but that the club failed to act.

Austria kick off their Nations League campaign with Rangnick in charge on June 3 against Croatia before taking on Denmark and France.



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