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Football manager
Teams coached: Manchester United F.C. (Caretaker manager, since 2021)
Born: June 29, 1958 (age 63 years), Backnang, Germany
Team: Hoffenheim, RB Leipzig

Spouse: Gabriele Lamm-Rangnick
Children: David Rangnick, Kevin Rangnick
Parents: Dietrich Rangnick, Erika Rangnick
Name Ralf Rangnick

Birthday June 29, 1958
Gender Male
Height 5′ 11
Nationality German

Ethnicity White
Profession Football Manager, Sporting Director
Married/Single Married
Wife Gabriela Rangnick
Children David Rangnick, Kevin Rangnick

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Rangnick was born and raised in Backnang. His parents, Dietrich and Erika Rangnick, met in 1945 in Lichtenstein, Saxony, in the Ore Mountains.

His mother is from Breslau (now Wrocław, Poland) and his father is from Königsberg.

Rangnick began his playing career at VfB Stuttgart, but was noted for his strategic talents and was added as player-coach.

His playing career was short-lived and was primarily concentrated in Germany, but included a stint at English club Southwick while studying at the University of Sussex.

Ralf Rangnick was born on June 29, 1958.

He seems to be a married man and the name of his wife is Gabriela Rangnick.

He is of German nationality as he was born in Backnang, Germany and his ethnicity is white.

He is professionally called a football manager who previously served as the sporting director of Red Bull GmbH.

Talking about his family, he shares two children with his wife. They are David Rangnick and Kevin Rangnick.

His height is considered to be approximately 5 feet and 11 inches.

Ralf coached the popular German team, RB Leipzig, in the 2018-19 season.

He studied at the University of Sussex.

He played as a defensive midfielder during his playing career.

He is credited with developing Gegenpessing and popularizing zonal marking.

He cites Ernst Happel, Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Arrigo Sacchi, and Zdenek Zeman as his main coaching influences.

He is credited for influencing, Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel, Ralph Hasenhuttl, and Julian Nagelsmann.

He is also known as the “professor” after he became one of the first coaches to publicize football tactics.

He lost the role of German national team assistant manager to Joachim Low in 2004.

He started the Ralf Rangnick Foundation in 2018 to support children in their development and enable their personalities to flourish.

He is one of the most tactical football coaches and one of the best of his generation and German coaches.

Ralf Rangnick (Backnang, 29 June 1958) is a German football coach and former footballer who played as a defensive midfielder for many German clubs.

He has also worked as a manager in many different clubs in Germany including VfB Stuttgart, Hannover and Schalke 04.

Most recently, he was working as coach of RB Leipzig. Since Rangnick is a certified teacher and used to explain the tactical approach of a team on a blackboard during a television programme, he earned the nickname ‘football professor’.

At Stuttgart University in 1977, Rangnick started studying sports and English.

At that time he had already spent a year playing as a midfielder for the amateur side of VfB Stuttgart.

During a research project, Rangnick ended up in Brighton, joining the small club Southwick FC. Afterwards, he returned to Germany and ended up in the highest amateur division with VfR Heilbronn. Next, he played for one year at SSV Ulm 1846.

Then in 1983, Rangnick became a player-trainer at FC Victoria Backnang.

Meanwhile, he also studied at the Sports University of Cologne. There he earned his trainer’s certificate. During the 1987/88 season, he briefly played for TAD Lippoldsweiler.

After spells with several teams in lower leagues of Germany, Rangnick has also served as coach of Bundesliga teams VfB Stuttgart (1999-2001), Hannover 96 (2001-2004), FC Schalke 04 (2004-2005) and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (2006-2011).

He was notably successful at Hoffenheim, which he took from the Regionalliga Süd to the Bundesliga in two seasons. Between 2012 and 2015, he was sporting director of FC Red Bull Salzburg while also in charge of RB Leipzig’s development.