Interim Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick has signed a two-year deal with the Austria national team, with an option to further extend the contract if he qualifies the team for Euro 2024.
The German will however stay with the Red Devils as consultant on part-time basis.
This was announced by the Austrian FA via a statement on Friday.
“It’s an honour for me to take on the role of team boss. I’m particularly excited about the prospect of contesting the European Championships in Germany with a young team hungry for success,” the statement on the FA’s website quoted Rangnick as saying.
The 63-year-old replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at United at the end of November, agreeing to take temporary charge of the team until the summer, before remaining in a consultancy role.
However, results have been disappointing under Rangnick, with United currently sixth in the Premier League, five points behind Arsenal in the fourth and final Champions League spot for next season as the campaign draws to a close.
Ajax manager Erik ten Hag was recently announced as United’s permanent boss for next season, although Rangnick will, as planned, still stay on as a consultant. That role will encompass six days a month for the next two years, meaning the German would be able to combine the work with his Austria duties.