Ralf Rangnick is a football coach, sports director and club manager.

Football is his passion: He was a player for VfB Stuttgart, VfR Heilbronn and SSV Ulm 1846 and after his studies in education, he dedicated himself wholeheartedly to football.

In 1983, Ralf Rangnick became a licensed football instructor and initially worked as a coach for amateur clubs such as FC Victoria Backnang, TSV Lippoldsweiler and SC Korb, before moving on to Bundesliga clubs from 1997 on. Promotions to the first league with SSV Ulm 1846 and TSG Hoffenheim, second place in the German championship and the championship victory with FC Schalke 04 are just some of his successes during this period.

From 2012 to 2015, Ralf Rangnick was sports director at Red Bull Salzburg and likewise with with RasenBallsport Leipzig from June 2012 to July 2019. He participated in the phenomenal rise of the Leipzig team from the fourth tier to first tier league and during the 2015-16 and 2018-19 seasons, he also fulfilled the double role of the head coach.

With the continued development and success of the Club, he held the position of Head of Sport and Development Soccer at Red Bull and coordinated the Red Bull soccer activities worldwide.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1981


    Year of studies abroad
    Sussex University in Brighton

  • 1983


    Qualification with the
    DFB Football Instructor Licence
    German Sport University Cologne

  • 1985


    1st state examination as
    a grammar school teacher
    for English and physical education

Teams
managed

Head of Sport and Development Soccer

at Red Bull

Red Bull Bragantino: Promotion from the Série B to the Série A (Brazil)

RB Leipzig: 3rd position in Bundesliga and qualification to UEFA Champions League 2020-21

RB Leipzig: Quarter finals UEFA Champions League 2019-20

Head Coach and Sports Director

RasenBallsport Leipzig

3rd position in Bundesliga and qualification to UEFA Champions League 2019-20

DFB Cup final in 2019

3rd position in group stage UEFA Europa League 2018-19

Sports director

RasenBallsport Leipzig

2018 UEFA Europa League quarter final

2016-17: 2nd position in Bundesliga and qualification to UEFA Champions League 2017-18

2017-18: 6th position in Bundesliga and qualification to UEFA Europa League 2018-19

Head coach

RasenBallsport Leipzig

Promotion from the second to the first federal league (1. Bundesliga)

Sports director

at Red Bull Salzburg & RasenBallsport Leipzig

RB Salzburg: Champion of the Austrian first federal league (I tier) for 2 consecutive seasons 2013-14 and 2014-15

RB Salzburg: ÖFB Cup winner in 2014 and 2015

RB Leipzig: Promotion from regional league (4th tier) to second federal league (2. Bundesliga)

Head coach

FC Schalke 04

2011 UEFA Champions League semi-final

DFB Cup winner and league cup winner in 2011

Head coach

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

2010 DFB Cup quarter final

Promotion from the local league to first federal league twice, 7th place during the 2008-2009 first federal league season

Head coach

FC Schalke 04

Second place and qualification for the Champions League, DFB Cup final, league cup winner

Head coach

Hannover 96

Promotion from the second to the first federal league (1. Bundesliga)

Head coach

VfB Stuttgart

Victory in the UI Cup, UEFA Cup quarter finals, DFB Cup semi-final

Head coach

SSV Ulm 1846

Promotion from the fourth to the second tier federal league

Head coach

SSV Reutlingen

Coach for under 19 Bundesliga

VfB Stuttgart

1st place German A-Youth Championship in 1991

Head coach

SC Korb

Head coach

TSV Lippoldsweiler

Head coach

VfB Stuttgart

Coach

FC Viktoria Backnang