Rangnick rejects Bayern as club continues search for new coach

Bayern Munich will now have to go to plan D after Ralf Rangnick rejected a chance to join the club. The German giants have been on the search for a new manager ever since they announced in February that Thomas Tuchel would leave at the end of the current campaign. Xabi Alonso and Julian Nagelsmann were both offered the job. Yet, the duo, like Rangnick, opted to resist joining the Bavarian side.

Rangnick will now remain with the Austrian national team and lead the squad into the 2024 Euros in Germany. “I am the Austrian team boss with all my heart,” the coach stated on Tuesday. “I really enjoy this task and am determined to successfully continue on our chosen path.”

Austria is playing a difficult group at Euro 2024 with France, the Netherlands and Poland.

“I would like to expressly emphasize that this is not a rejection of Bayern, but rather a decision for my team and our common goals. Our full concentration is on the European Championships. We will do everything we can to get as far as possible!”

While Rangnick claims that he has not “rejected” Bayern, it certainly seems to be the case. Club brass wanted the coach to join the team, but Rangnick reportedly wanted certain conditions to be met. This involved having a significant say in the team’s transfers. Bayern executives, however, reportedly take nearly full control of such business. As a result, Rangnick will remain in his current role with Austria.

Rangnick rejects Bayern, Tuchel U-turn unlikely

Rangnick’s decision throws yet another curveball to Bayern. Nevertheless, the club’s fan base will be relatively happy with the news. Fans of the club recently created a petition for Tuchel to remain in his current role. The protest, called “We want Juppel (Thomas Tuchel) and not Rangnick” has over 18,700 signatures at the moment.

While a large chunk of the fanbase wants to keep hold of Tuchel, a potential U-turn seems fairly unlikely. Barcelona also recently…


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Author : Chris Moore

Publish date : 2024-05-02 15:08:39

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