Manchester United’s Ralf Rangnick named Austria coach

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Manchester United caretaker manager Ralf Rangick is set to take over as Austria national team coach

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Manchester Unitedinterim manager Ralf Rannick was appointed coach of the Austrian national team on a two-year contract responsible for qualifying for Euro 2024president of the national football association Gerhard Milletich said Friday.

Ranknickwho will make way for United to Erik ten Hag at the end of the season, said he would also remain in a consultancy role with the Premier League club.

“It’s an honor for me to take over as head coach. I’m looking forward to working with a young team hungry for success and participating in Euro (2024) in Germany,” Rangnick said. .

The contract will initially be for two years, but if the team qualify for Euro 2024 it is automatically extended for another two years, the FA said. They added that they expected him to take over at the end of May after the end of the Premier League season.

“We are delighted to have won as team manager an outstanding international football expert in Ralf Rangnick,” Milletich told a press conference. “We are convinced that he is the right man and with his vision he will take the OEFB (Austrian FA) and the national team forward.”

The German, who took over at United after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked in November but had an agreement to work as a consultant for two years when he took over, will be in charge of the Austria squad ahead of their Nations League matches in June.

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