Rangnick tells the Austrian squad they’re all sh*t on his first day ​

You sure that's the right approach Ralf?

Ralf Rangnick


Ralf Rangnick has taken charge of his first Austria training session and wasted no time in telling the squad how sh*t they are.

The 63-year-old was putting his players through their paces for the first time ahead of their Nations League matches against Croatia, Denmark and France.


Rangnick took the opportunity to introduce himself to each player before telling them how sh*te he thought they were.

After the impromptu one-on-ones, several players made irate phone calls to their agents while others were reduced to tears.

Leipzig’s head coach Ralf Rangnick is pictured prior to the German first division Bundesliga football match Mainz 05 vs RB Leipzig in Mainz, southwestern Germany on May 3, 2019. (Photo by Daniel ROLAND / AFP) / DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO (Photo credit should read DANIEL ROLAND/AFP via Getty Images)

‘It was a good session. We did a 15-minute warm-up followed by some pressing drills. Then I told each individual player how sh*t I thought they were’, the German told Paddy Power News.

‘How sh*t? Well, on a scale of 1 to Man United, I’d say they’re a 7’.

‘I told some of the lads they’d be better off selling Avon than pursuing a career in professional football’.

‘As you can imagine, morale in the camp is low right now but I believe honesty is the best policy’.

The former RB Leipzig boss then fielded some questions about his recent appointment as the Austrian national team coach.

‘Am I happy to be the new Austria manager? I’d have to say no’.

‘I only agreed to manage them to get out of my United contract’.

‘It’s like when you order the German national team coach’s job off wish.com’.

‘They speak the same language and their kits look the same but the Austrians are sh*te at the football part’.

‘Also, Arnold Schwarzenegger couldn’t act his way out of a wet paper bag’.

‘David Hasselhoff. Now there’s an actor’.

Rangnick ended the press conference early to leave a Tripadvisor review of the Austrian team hotel, which read:

‘Bloody awful. At breakfast, someone folded my napkin into a swan. Swans are sh*t. One star. Won’t be back’.

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