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Ralf Rangnick confirmed as Austria’s new manager

Manchester United’s interim boss Ralf Rangnick has been confirmed as Austria’s new manager, but he will stay on as the Red Devils’ consultant next season, Sky Sports reports.

The 63-year-old was appointed as United’s temporary head coach in December, and there were high expectations that he could transform their fortunes in the second half of the campaign.

However, nothing of that sort has happened. While there has been a change in the playing style and philosophy, United have continued to remain largely inconsistent in the Premier League.

At the time of his appointment, Rangnick was confirmed to take charge as an advisor for the next two seasons. The German has already revealed that he will be in the job next term.

He told Sky Sports after yesterday’s game: “What I can tell you and confirm is I will definitely continue with my consultancy role at the end of the season and for the next two years.”

Meanwhile, the Austrian FA (OFB) have now confirmed that Rangnick will take charge as their new head coach, replacing Franco Foda, who resigned after the 2-0 loss to Wales in the World Cup semi-final play-off.

Rangnick has signed a two-year deal with Austria. As part of the contract, there is a clause that could extend his stay for two years if the country qualify for the 2024 European Championships in Germany.

“It’s an honour for me to take on the role of team boss. I’m particularly excited about the prospect of contesting the European Championships in Germany with a young team hungry for success.” Rangnick told OFB’s official website.

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