Rangnick confirms his United future
Ralf Rangnick has confirmed he will remain at Manchester United in a consultancy role.
Rangnick refused to comment on speculation linking him with the Austria national-team job following the 1-1 Premier League draw against Chelsea. However, the German did commit himself to the position at Old Trafford drawn up last November, when he was appointed as the Reds' interim boss.
Rangnick was asked about the Austria speculation but would only clear up his Old Trafford future, once recently named new boss Erik ten Hag takes charge in the summer, and insisted his focus is only on United for the remainder of the season.
“I want to speak tonight about Manchester United and our game and the rest of the season here,” he said.
“This is the issue and I can also confirm that I will continue at the end of the season in my consultancy role.
“I will definitely continue with my consultancy role for the next two years and I very much look forward to that.
“It would leave space for another job yes, but that is what we had agreed to start with back in November last year.”
Rangnick said he will remain as an advisor as United begin a rebuild in the Ten Hag era, though the Dutchman and German have yet to chat about the future.
“I didn’t say that I will be a big part of it but we have definitely agreed now on the contract and the time of my consultancy role,” Ralf added.
“So far, we haven’t spoken, Erik and myself but hopefully and probably that will happen in the future. But we have spoken to the board about the contract and that is why I can confirm I will carry on.
“I am more than happy and willing to help to change things for the better.”