Former interim manager Ralf Rangnick has confirmed that he will not continue his two-year consultancy role at Manchester United.

The 63-year-old German will instead concentrate on his new job in charge of Austria.

The consultancy role was agreed as part of Rangnick’s arrival at Old Trafford in December. He was replaced by Erik ten Hag at the end of the season.

Rangnick has been appointed Austria coach and his side will take on Croatia, Denmark and France in the Nations League.

In his first press conference as Austria boss, Rangnick confirmed he would not stay on at United.

“We have come to the conclusion that it is better for me and the club to concentrate fully on the Austrian national team,” he said. 

“I cancelled the consultancy contract.”

A United statement read: “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 was appointed by United until the end of the season, taking over after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking.

United won only 38% of their games under Rangnick, 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.


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