Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick offered Austria manager's job and could split time with Red Devils advisory role next season

RALF RANGNICK has been offered the job as manager of the Austrian national team.

But SunSport understands the 63-year-old would still continue in his advisory position at Manchester United when Erik ten Hag takes over as boss.

Austrian outlet Kurier claim Rangnick is close to being named as the new head coach.

He is reported to have agreed to an offer from the Austrian FA, and a formal announcement could be made as early as Friday.

Rangnick was appointed interim gaffer at Manchester United after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was axed with a view to a two-year spell as an advisor starting this summer.

Now though he is set to continue on as a manager, but alongside his role as a consultant at Old Trafford.

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The Austrian FA denied earlier this month that they were in talks with Rangnick over the role of national team head coach.

A statement said: "Clarification: There was no meeting between OFB sports director Peter Schottel and Ralf Rangnick, coach of Man Utd."

But Austrian reports today claim he has already agreed a deal to be manager.

The fact that Rangnick will reportedly work just SIX DAYS per month as a consultant at Old Trafford means he has plenty of time to juggle two positions.

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Details emerged earlier this month, via the Mail, that his consultancy role would require just 144 days work over the two-year spell.

Rangnick still has four games left in charge at the Red Devils – starting with tonight's clash against Chelsea.

United then finish off the campaign with fixtures against Brentford, Brighton and Crystal Palace.

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