Rangnick refuses offer to become Bayern Munich coach

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Rangnick refuses offer to become Bayern Munich coach

Austria national team coach Ralf Rangnick has refused the offer to become Bayern Munich's new boss from summer, the Austrian football federation (ÖFB) said on Thursday, reported dpa.

In statement, ÖFB said that Rangnick has decided to stay with the team beyond the Euro 2024 in Germany this summer and, therefore, he won't take the job at Bayern.

"I'm the Austria team coach with all my heart. This job gives me an incredible amount of pleasure and I'm determined to successfully continue on our chosen path," Rangnick said.

"I would like to emphasize that this is not a rejection of Bayern, but a decision in favour of my team and our common goals. Our full focus is on the Euros. We will do everything we can to get as far as possible there," he added.

Bayern need to find a replacement for Thomas Tuchel, who will have his contract terminated in summer. Rangnick became a top candidate after Xabi Alonso and Julian Nagelsmann decided to stay with new Bundesliga champions Bayer Leverkusen and Germany respectively.

Bayern top officials said recently that they were in good talks with Rangnick, but will now need to start a new search.

Brighton & Hove Albion coach Roberto de Zerbi has also been linked to the Bavarians, while Spanish media suggested that former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was also a candidate.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

7 Comments
  1. EmmaJohnson says

    I support Ralf Rangnick’s decision to stay with the Austria national team and not take up the offer to become Bayern Munich’s new coach. It’s admirable to prioritize loyalty and commitment to one’s team over other opportunities. Best of luck to him and the team in the upcoming Euro 2024!

  2. Sophia_87 says

    Will Bayern Munich be able to find a suitable replacement for their head coach before the start of the new season?

    1. Max_Writes says

      Yes, Bayern Munich should be able to find a replacement for their head coach before the start of the new season. They have a strong team and resources to attract top talent. It will be interesting to see who they choose!

  3. SarahSmith89 says

    Do you think Bayern Munich will be able to find a suitable replacement for Thomas Tuchel after Rangnick’s refusal?

    1. JohnDoe77 says

      Yes, I believe Bayern Munich will eventually find a suitable replacement for Thomas Tuchel. They have a strong recruitment team and a solid track record of bringing in top talent. It might take some time, but I’m sure they will make a smart choice to continue their success.

  4. JennaMills says

    Do you think Bayern will have a hard time finding a suitable replacement for Thomas Tuchel given Rangnick’s refusal?

  5. RachelSmith17 says

    As an Austria team fan, I respect Rangnick’s decision to stay loyal to his current position. It shows dedication and commitment to his team. Best of luck to him and the Austria national team in Euro 2024!

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