Ralf Rangnick has been offered the chance to take control of the Austria national team at the end of the season.
The German is currently in temporary charge of Manchester United, but he will leave the dugout in the summer and transition to a two-year consultancy role with the Red Devils.
It may not be his only position as 90min can confirm that Rangnick has spoken with the Austrian FA and has been given the chance to succeed Franco Foda, who left his position in March after being eliminated by Wales in the World Cup qualification play-off.
Negotiations are ongoing and Austria are hopeful of being able to announce an agreement in the coming days.
Despite the talks, United do not expect Rangnick to renege on his consultancy agreement and are still planning to use the German’s expertise over the next two years, regardless of whether he takes up the offer to work with Austria or not.
Rangnick recently denied suggestions that he could sever ties with United this summer, insisting he is excited to work with Erik ten Hag to rebuild the Red Devils.
“Yes I will be (here next season),” he said. “I’m looking forward to working in that advisory role and obviously help Erik as much as he wants it himself.
“So far we haven’t been able to speak with each other and we have had no contact – he has his focus on Ajax, I have my focus on Manchester United here.
“But obviously I’m more than willing and prepared to help both Erik and whomever in the club in order to change everything for the better.”
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