Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has been named as the new Head Coach of the Austrian national team.
The 63 year-old German tactician has signed a two-year contract to manage the Austrian national team. He will combine the job with his consultancy role at Old Trafford as planned, after Erik ten Hag was announced as Manchester United’s new manager last week.
Rangnick revealed in a statement: “I will take over as national team manager of Austria at the end of the season but will continue my consultancy with Manchester United,” Rangnick said. “I’m really looking forward to playing my part in helping United become a real force again.
“It is an honour for me to take on the role of [Austria] manager. The prospect of contesting the European Championships in Germany with a young team hungry for success fills me with great anticipation.”
Rangnick will have his Austria deal extended by two years if the team qualifies for the UEFA European Championships (Euro 2024). He will begin his role with the Austrian national team at the end of May, once his period as United’s interim manager is over.