Ralph Rangnick Turns Down Bayern Munich To Remain In Charge Of Austria

Ralph Rangnick will not join Bayern Munich after opting to remain in his current role as Austria national team manager.

May 2, 2024 - 17:30
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Ralph Rangnick Turns Down Bayern Munich To Remain In Charge Of Austria

Rangnick had been approached by the Bavarians as a replacement for the outgoing Thomas Tuchel.

But the 65-year-old says his focus is on helping Austria perform at this summer's European Championships.

"I am the Austrian team boss with all my heart," Rangnick said in a statement on Thursday.

"I really enjoy this task and am determined to successfully continue on our chosen path.

"I would like to expressly emphasize that this is not a rejection of FC Bayern, but rather a decision for my team and our common goals. Our full concentration is on the European Championships. We will do everything we can to get as far as possible!"

Rangnick counts Hannover 96, Schalke 04 and RB Leipzig among his former clubs in Germany.

He took interim charge of Manchester United in the 2021/2022 season.