‘Easy three points for whoever plays Austria in future’: Social media users mock Ralf Rangnick

‘Easy three points for whoever plays Austria in future’: Social media users mock Ralf Rangnick and welcome news he could turn his back on Manchester United consultancy to become Austria manager

  • United interim boss Ralf Rangnick is considering the offer from the Austrian FA
  • Rangnick had been due to take up a two-year consultancy at Old Trafford
  • Twitter users seemed happy the 63-year-old could depart the club altogether
  • The German has endured a difficult spell since joining United in December 

Twitter users have welcomed news that Ralf Rangnick could turn his back on a two-year consultancy at Manchester United to become the manager of the Austrian national team.

Social media reaction to the exclusive piece from Sportsmail that Rangnick is understood to be considering the offer from the Austrian FA makes glum reading for the 63-year-old, with several United fans seemingly happy to see the back of him.

Rangnick has won praise for his comments off the pitch but has endured a disappointing spell as interim manager at Old Trafford since joining the troubled club in December. United will almost certainly finish outside of the top four and could end the season as low as eighth. 

Ralf Rangnick could leave Old Trafford altogether when his spell as interim manager ends

Fans have reacted to the news that Ralf Rangnick may leave United altogether in the summer

Fans have reacted to the news that Ralf Rangnick may leave United altogether in the summer

‘Easy 3pts for whoever plays Austria in the near future,’ wrote @kingkie1994, while another user, @sportsfan265787, simply said: ‘Good.’

@Alex_Fergusoned added: ‘That would sum up how the club has operated under the Glazers.’

Others feel Rangnick taking up the role with Austria, and potentially leaving United, is a sensible move for both parties. ‘Great,’ said @qazzar. ‘That’s a better role for him.’

Twitter users feel Rangnick leaving would make sense but also questioned the club's owners

Twitter users feel Rangnick leaving would make sense but also questioned the club’s owners

United have struggled under Rangnick, whose recent lack of managerial experience had been highlighted as a concern when he took the job, but @TCatch92 said: ‘His work is done.’ 

The German still has four games left as United’s interim manager – starting with Thursday night’s clash at home to Chelsea – before stepping into an unspecified consultancy role at Old Trafford in the summer. 

But Rangnick has been tempted by the opportunity to succeed Franco Foda as Austria boss and could sever his links with United at the end of the season. 

Rangnick's time as interim manager at Old Trafford has been hugely underwhelming

Rangnick’s time as interim manager at Old Trafford has been hugely underwhelming

Rangnick’s consultancy role has remained somewhat vague ever since he joined United from Lokomotiv Moscow in December as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s temporary replacement.   

Indeed, the terms of his contract at United for the next two years only involve working as few as six days a month. 

On that basis he could feasibly do both jobs although that scenario seems unlikely.



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