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 Viktoria 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.