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“Professor who wants to teach”: Peter Pacult makes an impact against Austria coach Rangnick

“Professor who wants to teach”
Peter Pacult has an impact against Austria manager Rangnick

Ralf Rangnick once fired coach Peter Pacult as sporting director of RB Leipzig. Now the former Bundesliga coach from Austria is shooting against Rangnick because, as a German, he is taking control of the Austrian national team. Pacult also blasphemes Rangnick’s management style.

Former Bundesliga manager Peter Pacult has criticized Ralf Rangnick’s hiring as coach of the Austrian national football team. It is disappointing and incomprehensible that the position was not occupied by an Austrian for the third consecutive time, current Austria Klagenfurt coach told the “Kronen Zeitung”. “Andi Herzog must be made fun of, Peter Stöger was discouraged. We are somehow the only nation that does not rely on their coach.” Pacult, who was trained in 1860 in Munich in Germany, among other things, asked, “Why do we train new coaches year after year if they are never taken into consideration anyway?”

The German Rangnick was unanimously chosen by the ÖFB executive committee on Friday to succeed fellow countryman Franco Foda and will receive a two-year contract. The 63-year-old is currently head of Premier League club Manchester United, where he will continue to work as a consultant going forward. He will take up his new post in Austria at the end of May. The goal is to participate in the 2024 European Championships in Germany. If the qualification is successful, the former Bundesliga manager’s contract will automatically be extended until the 2026 World Cup.

“Impossible to contact me”

Pacult recalled that Rangnick had quarreled with many clubs. “He’s just like a professor who wants to teach others,” Pacult said of Rangnick. “I find it strange that he can continue to work as a consultant at Manchester United.”

Pacult was forced to leave RB Leipzig in 2012 after Rangnick joined the club. “Rangnick had the authority, he wanted his team of coaches, which is understandable,” Pacult said. “But he hasn’t even been able to contact me to tell me that I’m no longer a coach. That’s what one should expect from a man, from a sporting director.”

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