|Full Name||Ralf Rangnick|
|Date of Birth||29 June 1958|
|Place of Birth||Backnang, West Germany|
|Current Team||Manchester United|
|No. Teams Managed||8 teams|
About Ralf Rangnick
Ralf Rangnick born in Backnang, West Germany is an established and professional football manager, executive, and former footballer. Currently serving as the Manchester United Interim coach.
The veteran coach took over from Ole Gunnar who was shown the door after a pathetic result of the 2021-22 season and he will be serving until the end of the season. After Manchester finds the best fit for the managerial position Ralf will continue with his role as a consultancy.
Speaking of his managerial position, Ralf has a wealth of experience exceeding three decades having started 1n 1983 at the age of 25 years. When it comes to his executive career he was appointed as the football director of both Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig in 2012.
Ralf Rangnick Achievements as a Manager
For the over three decades that he has been on the pitch guiding player, the following are his major achievements.
- 1990–91: Under 19 Bundesliga
- 2001–02: Bundesliga
- 2010–11: DFB-Pokal
- 2011: DFL-Supercup
- 2005: DFL-Ligapokal
- 2004–05: Bundesliga runner-up
- 2004–05: DFB-Pokal runner-up
- 2018–19:DFB-Pokal runner-up
Ralf Rangnick Salary and Net Worth
Before joining Manchester he has signed a three-year contract with a Russian Club, Lokomotiv Moscowin a reported fee worth £3.8m. As of 2022, his net worth is estimated to be over $1o million.
Ralf Rangnick Family Background
The interim manager is the son of Dietrich and Backnang Rangnick, his parents met way back in 1945.
Ralf Rangnick Wife and Kids
Rangnick tied the knot with his long-term girlfriend Gabriele Rangnick in the 1990s. The two have been blessed with two sons David Rangnick and Kevin Rangnick who are both footballers but David has already retired.
Just like many other coaches, he began his career as a footballer playing for VfB Stuttgart as a defensive midfielder. Though his stint in the field was short he was well known for his strong attacking tactics and he was also a player-coach.
His journey as a manager started in 1983 at the age of 25 coaching his club VFB Stuttgart II and TSV Lippoldsweiler. In 1988 he was appointed as the head coach of SC Korb before returning to VfB Stuttgart after two seasons.
In 1999, he took full charge of VfB Stuttgart for their final five games helping the club finish in 11th place in the 1998-99 season. With VfB, he tried his best though things didn’t pan out as he expected as he was fired following unpleasing performances. He left the club with a record of 36 wins, 16 draws, and 34 losses.
After an unsuccessful season with VfB, he headed to Hannover 96, a Bundesliga Club on May 23rd May 2001. He made his debut with the club on 30th July recording a draw in his first game.
Ralf had a very successful season debut helping the club to earn a promotion to the Bundesliga after 13 years. Before joining Schalke 04 he had recorded 44 wins, 22 draws, and 32 losses.
Schalke 04 to Manchester United
Rangnick moved to Schalke 04 in September 2004, after the departure of Jupp Heynckes in the 2004-2005 season. With Schalke 04 he made his debut with an impressive win of 4-0 against Metalurgs Liepajas. Despite a successful career with the club he only stayed with the club for only one season recording 36 wins, 15 draws, and 14 losses.
From Schalke 04 his next stop was 1899 Hoffenheim where he was appointed as the head coach for the 2006-07 season. He went ahead and improved the standards and qualities of their game helping them earn a promotion 2. Bundesliga for the first time in their history.
He later returned to Schalke 04 in 2011, replacing Felix Magath, before heading to RB Leipzig in 201, he recorded a season of equal win and losses, with 10 losses and 10 wins adding three draws on top.
In 2015 he took over as the head coach of RB Leipzig taking them through the entire 2015-2016 season. A the end of the season he had recorded one of the best performances of his career with 21 wins, 7 draws, and 8 losses.
He took over the team again in 2018 for his second term which went for two seasons from 2018 to 2020.
In 2021, Manchester United fired Ole Gunnar following a poor performance and Ralf emerged as the best candidate to take from him as an interim manager. However, Manchester had decided to give the rudder to Michael Carrick but they were convinced by Ralf’s qualification.