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Name Ralf Rangnick
Gender Male
Ethnic German
Job RB Leipzing sporting director
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Org RB Leipzing
Club as Coach RB Leipzing
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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