Ralf Rangnick speaks out on Manchester United consultancy and potential Austria role

Ralf Rangnick has suggested he will carry out a dual role for Manchester United and Austria.

Reports emerged earlier this month claiming Rangnick would become Austria manager, although the federation denied it at the time.

Now Sky Sports claim Rangnick is set to be announced as Austria manager tomorrow, starting this summer.

Rangnick says there is room to do both jobs, and he has clarity over the make-up of his United consultancy.

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Speaking to Sky Sports, Rangnick pledged he will be sticking with his Manchester United consultancy role. He said: “I will definitely continue.

“We have agreed on the content and the type of my consultancy role. I am more than happy and willing to help and change things for the better.”

He added: “It would leave space for another job. That’s what we agreed to start with in November last year.”

Rangnick said his priority tonight was to discuss United, and was reluctant to discuss the Austria job in any more detail, but his comments seemed to ‘green light’ the potential dual role. An announcement is expected tomorrow.

International management can be a part-time role at the best of times, and there is certainly room for Rangnick to assist United on a part-time basis too.

New manager Erik ten Hag will be more hands-on, and Rangnick this week expressed he will look forward to working with him.

He told BBC Sport: “This is still a massively interesting club and I look forward to helping Erik to change the whole approach next season so Manchester United can be a top club.”

Rangnick has plenty to offer United, but Ten Hag is the man to take it forward. A couple of days a week’s work from Rangnick in his consultancy role might be all he needs.

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