It was speculated for a long time over the vacant post, now it is official: Ralf Rangnick follows Franco Foda and becomes the new team boss of the Austrian national team. The ÖFB reported this on Friday.
- Ralf Rangnick: “It’s an honor for me”
- Peter Schöttel: Rangnick? “Was unthinkable to me”
- Ralf Rangnick remains Manchester-United consultant
- Pressing football now also for the ÖFB?
- the stations of Neo-ÖFB team boss Ralf Rangnick
Ex-team boss Franco Foda from the ÖFB said goodbye with a 2-2 draw against Scotland. It was searched for a successor for around a month, names like Vladimir Petkovic, Andreas Herzog, Niko Kovac or Peter Stöger fell.
The choice has now surprisingly fallen on Ralf Rangnick. At the beginning of April, the 63-year-old was associated with the ÖFB job, but the association denied it quickly and vehemently-a bluff.
The contract runs over two years for the time being, with a successful qualification for the UEFA Euro 2024 in Germany, the cooperation automatically extends by two more years up to the 2026 World Cup in the USA. Rangnick brings Lars Kornetka to the ÖFB as an assistant coach. Cornetka worked under Pep Guardiola, Julian Nagelsmann and Rangnick as a video analyst. Jürgen Saumel and Robert Almer also remain in the team.
Ralf Rangnick: “It’s an honor for me”
“It is an honor for me to take on the task as a team boss. With great anticipation, I particularly fulfill the prospect of contesting the European Championship in Germany with a young, long -term team,” said the designated team boss Rangnick in a broadcast.
“We are very pleased that with Ralf Rangnick we were able to win an outstanding expert in international football as a team boss. We are all convinced that he is the ideal man and will advance the national team and the ÖFB with his visions,” says ÖFB- President Gerhard Millletich.
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Peter Schöttel: Rangnick? “Was unthinkable to me”
“We had four weeks to present a new team boss. There were many personal conversations with some candidates. Then there were five people on the shortlist,” says sports director Peter Schöttel, who originally wanted to sign an Austrian – but then the chance did the chance on rangnick on.
“It was unthinkable to me that we succeed in winning a man with this reputation for Austria. It is extremely irritating him, the European Championship in Germany is a very exciting aspect for him. The current coach of Manchester United cannot be convinced with money “There are more arguments,” said Schöttel. “We want to play a good role in finals. He is convinced of that.”
Ralf Rangnick remains Manchester-United consultant
On Thursday, the German won a 1-1 draw against Chelsea with Manchester United – until the end of the season he will still look after the Red Devils as head coach and then replaced by Erik Ten Hag. The last league game will take place against Crystal Palace on May 22nd.
But he doesn’t get his connections to Manchester completely. “I will definitely stay in my advisory function,” said the Swabian on Thursday. This was also confirmed by the ÖFB on Friday. “That made it possible for us to deal,” said Schöttel.
Pressing football now also for the ÖFB?
Rangnick is no stranger in Austria. As a sports director of Red Bull Salzburg, he brought the then not efficient project to rail between 2012 and 2015. He then moved to Germany to become sports director and later head coach of RB Leipzig. In his long career, he also coaches Schalke 04, VfB Stuttgart and now Manchester United.
With his game philosophy characterized by aggressive pressing, Rangnick is supposed to get the best out of numerous players from the Red Bull School.
the stations of Neo-ÖFB team boss Ralf Rangnick
|Association & Function||Function||Game|
ÖFB team boss | Trainer | –
Manchester United | Consultant | –
Manchester United | Interim trainer | 25
Lok Moscow | Managing Director Sport & Communication | –
New York | Global Sports Director | –
Red Bull Salzburg | Global Sports Director | –
RB Leipzig | Global Sports Director | –
RB Bragantino | Global Sports Director | –
RB Leipzig | Trainer | 52
RB Leipzig | Trainer | 36
Red Bull Salzburg | Sports director | –
RB Leipzig | Sports director | –
FC Schalke 04 | Trainer | 23
TSG Hoffenheim | Trainer | 166
FC Schalke 04 | Trainer | 65
Hannover 96 | Trainer | 98
VfB Stuttgart | Trainer | 86
SSV Ulm 1846 | Trainer | 75
SSV Reutlingen | Trainer | 51
Stuttgart U19 | Trainer | ?
SC basket | Trainer | ?
Lippoldsweiler | Player coach | ?
Stuttgart II | Trainer | ?
Vikt. Backnang | Player coach | ?
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