Ralf Rangnick will not take up consultancy role at Manchester United | Football News

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Ralf Rangnick will not stay on in his consultancy role at Manchester United next season.

The German, who took interim charge of United in November, says he has made the decision due to the demands of his new role as Austria manager.

Rangnick guided United to their worst season in the Premier League era having taken over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November, as they finished the campaign in sixth with 58 points and zero goal difference.

A club statement read: “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.

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Erik ten Hag says the decision to keep Ralf Rangnick on in a consultancy role will ultimately be up to the club but made it clear he will draw his own conclusions

“We would like to wish Ralf the best of luck in this next chapter of his career.”

United’s new manager Erik ten Hag faced questions about Rangnick in his first press conference on Monday, but was coy when asked if he would be taking on board his predecessor’s views.

“I think it’s part of my analysis,” he said. “I observe and I speak with a lot of people. But finally I will draw my own line.”

Pressed on if he endorses Rangnick’s consultancy role, he added: “That is on the club.”

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