Ralf Rangnick has quit Manchester United, declaring that he would not remain in a consulting role as previously agreed with the club.
The German, who took temporary command of United in late November, was set to stay for two years as an adviser to Erik ten Hag, the club’s No. 1.
However, shortly after taking over as Austria coach, Rangnick announced his departure from the club during a press conference in his new post.
“We would like to thank Ralf Rangnick for his efforts as interim manager over the previous six months,” United said in a statement.
“By mutual agreement, Ralf will now concentrate fully on his new duty as manager of the Austria national team and will not take up a consultancy post at Old Trafford.”
“We wish Ralf the best of luck in this next stage of his career.”
Rangnick’s exit is said to be mutual, and the club is grateful for his contributions since taking over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was fired following a drop in team results and performances.
Rangnick guided United to a record-low Premier League points total of 58 – six fewer than ever before – and a sixth-place finish in the Champions League. The squad, who will compete in the Europa League next season, likewise finished with a goal difference of zero.