Ralf Rangnick ‘will work six days a month for Man Utd and focus on transfers and recruitment’ in advisory role

    RALF RANGNICK has agreed to work six days a month in a consultancy role for Manchester United next season.

    Rangnick, 63, was confirmed as Austria boss on Friday morning on a two-year deal with the national team.

    Rangnick will take over the Austria national team job but will remain in a consultancy role at Old Trafford


    Rangnick will take over the Austria national team job but will remain in a consultancy role at Old TraffordCredit: Reuters

    The German’s continued work at Old Trafford will be “focused around recruitment”.

    The Telegraph report that Rangnick and next season’s manager Erik ten Hag haven’t even connected yet.

    Rangnick said: “I can confirm that I will definitely continue at the end of this season with my consultancy role.

    “I didn’t say I would have a big part moving forward, but we have definitely agreed now about both the content and time of my consultancy role.

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    “So far we haven’t spoken – Erik and myself. That will hopefully happen in the future.

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

    “It would leave space for another job but that was what we agreed to start with back in November last year.”

    Rangnick will take charge of his first Austria matches in May for their UEFA Nations League games with Croatia, Denmark and France – once the Premier League has finished.

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    After that he will oversee Austria’s Euro 2024 qualification campaign and if he qualifies for the competition his contract will be automatically extended by two years.

    The United boss has experience working in Austria having previously held the role of director of football at RB Salzburg.

    Rangnick 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.

    He said in a statement to Man Utd’s official site: “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.”


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