Ralf Rangnick’s Decision to Reject Bayern Munich Job Revealed

When Thomas Tuchel announced his departure from Bayern Munich, many expected the club to quickly find a replacement. However, the record champions faced rejections from high-profile candidates, leading them to consider a wider pool of options.

After former Burnley head coach Vincent Kompany was appointed as the new head coach, it was revealed that Bayer Leverkusen’s Xabi Alonso and German national team manager Julian Nagelsmann had turned down the job. Bayern then turned to Ralf Rangnick, the current Austrian national team head coach.

Although a deal with Rangnick seemed imminent, he ultimately decided to reject Bayern’s offer. In an interview with kicker (via AZ), Rangnick explained that he did not want to jeopardize the progress he had made with the Austrian national team, stating that it was one of the most difficult professional decisions he had ever made.

Contrary to speculation that Bayern’s honorary president Uli Hoeneß influenced his decision, Rangnick clarified that Hoeneß would have actually been a reason for him to accept the job.

As Austria prepares for their EURO 2024 campaign, facing tough opponents like France, Poland, and the Netherlands, Rangnick’s focus remains on leading his current team to success.


Ralf Rangnick is a German football manager and former player. He was born on June 29, 1958, in Backnang, West Germany. Rangnick began his coaching career in the lower divisions of German football before making a name for himself at clubs like Schalke and RB Leipzig.

Known for his innovative tactics and focus on youth development, Rangnick has earned a reputation as one of the top coaches in European football. He has also had brief stints at clubs like Hoffenheim and Red Bull Salzburg.

Rangnick’s decision to reject the Bayern Munich job showcases his commitment to his current role and the progress he has made with the Austrian national team. His dedication to developing young talent and achieving success on the international stage has solidified his position as a respected figure in the world of football.