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Name Ralf Rangnick
Gender Male
Ethnic German
Job RB Leipzing sporting director


Club as Coach RB Leipzing [sporting director]
  FC Schalke 04 [head coach]
Club as Player xxxx

2011 04 20 Retrieve

[Rangnick enthusiastically said about Atsuto Uchida] I have known this boy for three and a half weeks but it is every day genuinely fun just to watch him

2015 12 12 Retrieve

[Ralf Rangnick has revealed he turned down opportunities to sign Bayern Munich pair Philipp Lahm and Robert Lewandowski at separate points in his career] At the time Philipp played in midfield and I told the Bayern coach Hermann Gerland that I already have a player like him with Altin Lala. In retrospect, it must be said, of course, that we would have had use for Philipp Lahm

[Rangnick spent five years at Hoffenheim between 2006 and 2011 and passed on the chance to sign Lewandowski] At the time I rejected the transfer of Robert Lewandowski. We felt that, with how he played in Poland, he was no better than our players [Vedad] Ibisevic, [Demba] Ba or [Chinedu] Obasi. Even in Dortmund, Lewandowski was not convincing in his first year. But again in retrospect, one must say, we should have thought again

2016 12 10 Retrieve

[Ralf Rangnick reacts to the possibility of Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo playing for the Bundesliga leaders] It would be absurd to think that it could work with them here. They are both too old and too expensive

2017 11 09 Retrieve

[Ralf Rangnick on Naby Keita] He’s one of the best I’ve worked with in 20 years of professional football. Naby is friendly and approachable. It’s hard not to get along with him

2019 10 01 09 Retrieve

[Ralf Rangnick claimes Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards was not sure about Sadio Mane being ready to make the transition to the Premier League at the time] Michael Edwards said the player wasn’t quite ready for the step up the Premier League yet. There was something about their scouting model not being able to properly evaluate the quality of an Austrian Bundesliga player, too, if I remember correctly

[Rangnick reveals that not signing the winger at Dortmund was one of the biggest regrets in the current Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp coaching career] Kloppo once said not going for Sadio was one of his biggest mistakes

2019 04 12 Retrieve

[Arsenal starlet Smith Rowe in line to finally make RB Leipzig debut] He will more than likely be in the squad for the first time. He’s trained all week, and gives us another option

2020 03 05 Retrieve

[Ralf Rangnick says in-demand Leipzig star Werner must make careful choice] I know his family and that of his girlfriend and his agent very well. He has continued to develop, especially in terms of his strike rate, and could take another leap under [Leipzig coach] Julian Nagelsmann and his colleagues. I would be happy if he stayed

In my opinion, RB Leipzig are so well positioned that he can be replaced. Timo will carefully consider whether he has the opportunity to play as regularly as is the case here at another club

[Stefano Pioli has yet to fully convince at Milan since signing a two-year contract to coach the team last October, which has fuelled the Rangnick talk] There has been an interest. But with the coronavirus there have been other things to consider besides thinking whether Rangnick is the right man for them - and Milan something for me.

I’ve been living in Leipzig for six years, I feel extremely comfortable here and I can very well imagine staying here longer. A lot would have to come together to think about something else.

I’m not interested in financial aspects. For me it’s about: Do you feel that you have a certain influence? And it’s not so much about power, even if you need it in certain situations to get certain things going

2020 06 05 Retrieve

[Lampard takes a leaf out of Liverpool’s book to sign right player at right time] I think he would do better in the hands of a club that is not necessarily defined by possession football. Timo has made great progress under (Leipzig coach) Julian Nagelsmann and his most important weapons are the quick movement and powerful finishing. Therefore, he would better fit a club like Liverpool, which has a similar style of play to ours