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"Uli Hoeneß words did not influence my decision," says Ralf Rangnick on turning down Bayern job

Published at :May 7, 2024 at 6:33 PM
Modified at :May 7, 2024 at 6:33 PM
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Rajarshi Shukla

Ralf Rangnick coach will lead Austria to Euro 2024

Julian Nagelsmann, Xabi Alonso, and now Ralf Rangnick. In less than a month, three managers have turned down Bayern Munich, and the Rekordmeister is still looking for Thomas Tuchel’s replacement.

Rangnick’s appointment was certain, and Bayern were prepared to extend the 65-year-old coach’s contract to 2027. However, the German completely changed his mind on the last day, leaving club executives in disarray despite the fact that last-minute specifics have been addressed.

Ralf Rangnick declined Bayern and will now concentrate on his position as head coach of Austria, with Euro 2024 preparations already underway.

Rangnick was the newest front-runner for the head coach position on Säbener Straße since he and Christoph Freund, the head coach of Bayern Munich, know each other quite well from their days together at RB Salzburg.

Kicker claims that Rangnick believed that taking on the Bayern position may have a negative impact on Austria’s progress at the forthcoming European Championship next month. In addition, the former manager of Manchester United and RB Leipzig expressed a desire to avoid going back to day-to-day operations.

Ralf Rangnick: “Uli Hoeneß words did not influence my decision to turn down Bayern job”.

“We’ve been good friends for a long time. His public statements had no influence on my decision to stay with Austria”, told Kicker.

Bayern 2-2 draw against Real Madrid in their Champions League first-leg match will see them start afresh in the second leg as they will hope to reach the final at Wembley.

In England, Rangnick will be well-known due to his unfortunate tenure as Manchester United’s temporary manager during the 2021–2022 campaign.

After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fired, he led the team to sixth place that season, but he was unable to win over supporters and players, especially Cristiano Ronaldo.

Though it’s unknown for now who Bayern will look to next, their Champions League win will raise an interesting question: will they give Tuchel’s future further thought?

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