Former Manchester United head coach, Ralf Rangnick has announced that he will not be staying on at Manchester United as a consultant due to the demands of his new role as Austria manager.

The 63-year-old former Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig sporting director signed a two-year deal with the Austrian Football Association (ÖFB) with the aim of qualifying Austria to the 2024 European Championships to be hosted in Germany.

He took charge at the beginning of December and led Manchester United through the remainder of a challenging season. They completed their worst season in Premier League history, finishing sixth with 58 points, 35 behind league-winners, Manchester City

Speaking in a press conference with Austria on Sunday and Manchester United, the German said :

Manchester United thanked him for his time and wished him all the best.

“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.”