BREAKING NEWS: Ralf Rangnick named new Austria boss
Manchester United coach, Ralf Rangnick has been confirmed as New coach of the Asturian National team.
Rangnick will continue as the interim coach of Manchester United, a position he’s occupied since the sacking of Ole Gunner Solksjear in November.
The 63-year-old will prepare Austria for Nations League fixtures against Croatia, Denmark and France at the start of May.
The Austrian football Federation released a statement confirming Rangnick as their coach in an initial two years deal that will be extended to 2026 should they qualify Euro 2024 in Germany.
“It’s an honor for me to take on the role of team boss,” Rangnick said. “I’m particularly excited about the prospect of contesting the European Championships in Germany with a young team hungry for success.”
Rangnick was however supposed to continue as United’s coach until the end of the seasons before moving up as a backroom staff.
The rumors about him taking over the Asturian National team intensified and there were doubts if he’ll complete the seasons with United.
Rangnick had the following to say in order to clarify his position going forward :
“Let us speak tonight about Manchester United and our game, the rest of the season here – this is the issue,” Rangnick told Sky Sports.
“I can also confirm I will also definitely continue at the end of the season with my consultancy role.
“I didn’t say I would be a big part going forward, but we have definitely agreed now both on the content and the time of my consultancy role.
“So far we haven’t spoken, Erik and I, but this will hopefully and probably happen in the future, but as I said, I’m more than happy and willing to help, to change things for the better.
“It would leave space for another job, but that’s what we had agreed to start with back in November last year.”