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Ralf Rangnick confirms new job alongside Man Utd consultancy role

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The German has signed an initial two-year deal to take charge of the Austrian national team.

Interim Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick has been appointed as the new Austria manager.

The 63-year-old will take charge of Austria at the end of the season on a two-year contract. The Austrian FA will automatically extend this deal by a further two years should the national team qualify for the 2024 European Championship.

He will also oversee United’s last three Premier League games, and continue to work with the Red Devils in an advisory role afterward.

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

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

Lars Kornetka will become Rangnick’s assistant coach on an initial two-year deal as well. The pair previously worked together at RB Leipzig and Lokomotiv Moscow.

Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag, meanwhile, will take over from Rangnick as the new permanent Manchester United manager this summer. The Dutchman has signed an initial three-year contract at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils  return to action on Monday against Brentford for their final home game of the Premier League season.