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Official: Ralf Rangnick steps down Man United consultancy role

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The German manager joined United as an interim manager after the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Ralf Rangnick has confirmed he will not stay at Manchester United to fulfil his consultancy role at the club.

The club initially planned to move Rangnick upstairs to manage their transfer strategy. However, the former RB Leipzig coach has decided to not fulfil the role.

Earlier this month, the Austrian national team confirmed they had reached an agreement with Rangnick to take over as their new manager.

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Speaking in his first press conference as Austria‘s coach, Rangnick told reporters: “We have come to the conclusion that it is better for me and the club to concentrate fully on the Austrian national team.

“I canceled the consultancy contract.”

A statement from United said: “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.”