Rangnick Linked With New Managerial Role Elsewhere Amid Lack Of Responsibility At United

RB Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick before the match.

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Ralf Rangnick downplayed his involvement in the process of finding Manchester United’s next manager before the Leicester City clash.

The former Red Bull mastermind was brought to Old Trafford with the idea of helping the club both on and off the pitch following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s mid-season sacking.

Things haven’t gone as per the plans with regards to results, as the Red Devils find themselves holding the seventh position on the Premier League table.

Further, as per the Daily Mail, the 63-year-old hasn’t been consulted in the club’s search for a new man in charge from next season. And it is reported that he is set to work just six days a month during his advisory role at the club.

Amid such uncertainty over his responsibility at United, he has been linked with a managerial role elsewhere.

According to Austrian outlet Kurier (via the Mirror), the Austria national team want Rangnick as their next manager. They claimed that sporting director Peter Schottel flew to Manchester on Monday to talk to Rangnick.

The Austrian FA have released a statement denying any meeting with the German tactician. However, it is tough to see Rangnick completing his two-year contract as a consultant if his role at the club continues to diminish.