Rangnicks new role as Austria manager confirmed in conjunction with Man Utd job

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Austria have confirmed that Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick will be their new manager on Friday afternoon.

Rangnick will remain in his current role as interim manager until the summer, when he will be replaced by Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford. The German will then take over at Austria ahead of their Nations League campaign with clashes against Croatia, Denmark and France.

Rangnick has been in charge of United since December. It is understood that Rangnick negotiated the chance to accept a second job in football with United's former CEO Ed Woodward before agreeing to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford.

Rangnick said: “I will take over as national team manager of Austria at the end of the season but will continue my consultancy with Manchester United. I’m really looking forward to playing my part in helping United become a real force again.”

While Gerhard Milletich, Austrian FA President, said: "We are very pleased that we were able to win Ralf Rangnick, an outstanding expert in international football, as team leader.

"We are all convinced that he is the ideal man and will advance the national team and the ÖFB with his visions."

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United have given Rangnick the club's blessing to take charge of Austria and do not believe it will have a direct impact on his future role with them.

Rangnick was involved in the decision to make Ten Hag his replacement as United boss, and will work with the Dutchman on finding new transfer targets this summer.

The German has struggled at United, and the Red Devils look set to miss out on Champions League football – and they can only equal their worst ever points tally.

Frank Foda resigned as Austria manager in March following his failure to lead his side to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Rangnick's contract will run until 2024, but if Austria qualify for the 2024 Euros it will be extended to 2026.

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