Manchester United interim coach, Ralf Rangnick has been appointed as the new head coach of Austria national football team.

“I will take over as national team manager of Austria at the end of the season, but will continue my consultancy with Manchester United.

“I’m really looking forward to playing my part in helping United become a real force again.

“It’s an honour for me to take on the role of Austria manager, the prospect of contesting the European Championships in Germany with a young team hungry for success fills me with great anticipation.” He added

The President of the Austrian football association, Gerhard Milletich, announced that they are pleased to have been able to recruit an outstanding expert in international football as team manager.

“We are very pleased that in Ralf Rangnick we have been able to recruit an outstanding expert in international football as team manager.

“We are all convinced that he is the ideal man and that his vision will advance the national team and the ÖFB.” He said.

The 63-year-old signed a two-year contract with Austria but will continue as a consultant to Manchester United from the summer.