Austrian Football Association, AFA has approached Manchester United coach, Ralf Rangnick to become the head coach of their national team.

Rangnick who was appointed as interim manager last year November, replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjær as Manchester United head coach.

The former Hoffenheim, Schalke and RB Leipzig manager will be task with the job to assembly the Austrian team. Austria parted company with manager Franco Foda following their World Cup play-off semi-final defeat by Wales last month.

Rangnick, is understood to be considering the offer from the Austrian FA, and a formal announcement could be made as early as Friday.

The 63-year-old gaffer recently said he that he wanted to remain part of the United set-up following Ten Hag’s arrival from Ajax Amsterdam.

“Of course, I would want to be part of the process that has to happen,’ said Rangnick. “But right now, I don’t know how this is really being appreciated.

“This is the question and it’s also important how does Erik ten Hag see that. Does he like to speak with someone like myself? Does he want to work together?

“How much does Erik ten Hag and the board want my opinion and my experience? That’s what we haven’t spoken about.

“I am interested and very much feeling this club after those five-and-a-half months. This is one of the biggest clubs in the world.’

Earlier this month, Austria FA denied that Rangnick had met with their sporting director, Peter Schottel in Manchester, but FA president Gerhard Milletich is expected to announce the new coach in Vienna on Friday and there is growing speculation that he could get the job.