Rangnick commits to Man Utd role despite Austria links


Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick confirmed he will still take on a consultancy role at Old Trafford for the next two years despite reports the German is set to be announced as Austria man-ager.

Rangnick has failed to galvanise an under-performing United squad since replacing the sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November. A 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Thursday left the Red Devils still five points adrift of the Premier League top four having played two games more than fourth-placed Arsenal.

Rangnick’s initial deal included a two-year consultancy position, but doubt had been cast on his future as he is yet to speak to incoming United manager Erik ten Hag.

Reports in England on Thursday claimed Rang-nick could sign a deal to become Austria boss within the next 48 hours. However, he revealed he has permission from United to marry his consultancy role with another job.

“Let’s speak tonight about Manchester United,” said Rangnick when asked about his links to the vacant position as Austria manager.—APP


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