Ralf Rangnick is ‘considering his future’ after being ‘stripped of responsibility’ at Manchester United.
Rangnick was believed to have a big say in Manchester United’s decision to appoint a new permanent manager.
However, his influence appears to have been watered down
He has already held talks to become the new manager of the Austrian national team after reportedly learning that his responsibility at Manchester United would be watered down.
Ralf Rangnick was due to move into a two-year consultancy role with the club, starting this summer.
But a recent report suggests that he will have a ‘limited say in the matter’ and now has been mooted for a new job amid the uncertainty over his role at United.
Kurier claim that Peter Schottel, sporting director of the Austrian FA, flew into Manchester via private jet on Monday to speak to the tactician about taking the vacant post in Vienna.
Notably, Rangnick is said to be a fan of Laimer, keen to bring him to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window if he is given a say on the Red Devils’ business.
Meanwhile, regardless of who is named next boss, Rangnick insists that they must be given time in order to turn the club’s fortunes around.
“I told the board this is what has to happen,” he revealed following his side’s drab 1-1 draw with Leicester City on Saturday.
“Whenever the new head coach is clear, it has to be: ‘How does he want to play and what kind of players do we need for that?’
“Then we come back to DNA, speed, physicality, tempo… what do we need? This team does not lack technical players; it can do with more physicality. It takes right decisions and where you want to go to; what kind of players, what kind of manager, and then in every transfer window try to get the best possible.
“This is possible. This is not rocket science. It has to be done, and if that happens, it does not necessarily need three or four years, maybe two or three transfer windows, then the situation could be different.”