Ralf Rangnick endured a torrid six months at Manchester United, with his tenure being regarded as one of the worst in the club’s history by some supporters.
The 63-year-old took over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in December last year and was planned to take on a two-year consultancy role starting this summer but that agreement was scrapped last month.
The decision came after he was announced as Austria’s new manager and he is already leaving his mark on the team in a way he failed to do at Old Trafford.
Going into his stint at United, supporters were sold on the idea of having the ‘professor of gegenpressen’ in charge but that was never the case. United never resembled a cohesive unit under the German and any form of pressing was disjointed.
Things are very different at Austria, with one goal showcasing exactly what he failed to accomplish at United, as seen below.
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Playing in the UEFA Nations League, Austria tormented Denmark with their high press and made their intensity pay after closing goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel down.
United fans will hope Erik ten Hag succeeds where Rangnick didn’t as the Dutchman becomes the latest man to be tasked with rebuilding the club.