The new head of the Austrian football team has been called up Ralph Rangnick. The German successor to Franco Voda was chosen by the ÖFB Presidency in Vienna on Friday and was given a temporary two-year contract. In the event of a successful qualification for Euro 2024 in Germany, the cooperation will be automatically extended for another two years until the 2026 World Cup in the USA.
Rangnick will serve as interim coach for Manchester United until the end of the season, and the first international matches under him will be in June as part of the Nations League, when they are against Croatia (3/away), Denmark (6/home, 13/away) and France (10/on). his land) go. The 63-year-old is considered the mastermind of Red Bull’s game philosophy, and was the sporting director at Salzburg from 2012 to 2015.
Other promising candidates were rumored to have Peter Stoeger and former Swiss team boss Vladimir Petkovic. With Rangnick’s appointment, the OFB selection will get its third consecutive foreign coach after Swiss Marcel Koehler and German Franco Voda. The last time an Austrian coach took care of the national team was on October 11, 2011. When the score was 0-0 in Kazakhstan, Willi Rottsteiner was in office on a temporary basis.
“We are very happy that at Ralf Rangnick we were able to win a distinguished expert in international football as our team president. We are all convinced that he is the ideal man and that his vision will serve to advance the national team and the Austrian FA,” he said. ÖFB – President Gerhard Milic.
Director of Sports Peter Schoettle was naturally satisfied: “After an extensive and well-established process, we were able to win over Ralph Rangnick, an outstanding man with a great international reputation as team boss. This makes me very proud and I’m really looking forward to working together.”
The already appointed team boss announced his goal: “It is an honor for me to take on the role of team captain. I am particularly excited about the prospect of playing the European Championship in Germany with a young team hungry for success.” Rangnick, who brought Lars Kornetka to the Austrian Football Association as an assistant coach.
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