Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has been named coach of Austria’s national team, the federation said Friday. The 63-year-old German will continue his consultancy role at Old Trafford.
Rangnick joined Man United in November 2021 and will move into an advisory position after Ajax Coach Erik ten Hag comes in as the new permanent manager.
Rangnick will combine the job with his consultancy role at Old Trafford as planned, United said in a statement.
The Austrian federation said Rangnick had been given a two-year deal that will be extended to four years if he secures qualification for the 2024 European championship.
“We are very pleased that in Ralf Rangnick we have been able to attract an outstanding expert in international football,” Austrian federation president Gerhard Milletich said.
United’s already slim hopes of finishing in the top four of the Premier League and securing a Champions League spot took another blow with a 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Thursday.