Ralf Rangnick has announced that he will not be staying on at Manchester United as a consultant due to the demands of his new role as Austria manager.
Rangnick confirmed the news in a press conference with Austria on Sunday and Manchester United in a statement said, “We would like to thank Ralf Rangnick for his efforts as interim manager over the past six months.
“By mutual agreement, Ralf will now focus solely on his new role as manager of the Austria national team and will not therefore be taking up a consultancy role at Old Trafford.
“We would like to wish Ralf the best of luck in this next chapter of his career.”
Rangnick took charge at the beginning of December and led the team through the remainder of a challenging season, with his spell as interim boss providing United with crucial time to conduct a thorough search for our next manager, resulting in the appointment of Erik ten Hag.
He will now take charge of Austria for their upcoming Nations League fixtures, as they face Croatia, Denmark and France in Group A1.
Rangnick who took over after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking won only 38% of his games as United’s manager, the worst win percentage of any United manager in the Premier League era and the club’s worst for 50 years.
They qualified for the Europa League by finishing sixth in the table.