RB Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick has praised manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, claiming that he has the ability to manage any team in world football.
Hasenhuttl led Leipzig to a second-place finish in their maiden Bundesliga campaign last season, and has them ni third-place behind Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund, and FC Bayern München after nine games of the current season, and has now been linked with the Bayern job.
Rangnick believes the Leipzig boss has what it takes to successfully helm Die Roten, but doesn’t think he has any reason to leave his current job.
“He has the right stuff. Ralph can coach any team in the world. The only question is whether he wants to,” Rangnick told Sport Bild.
“There is currently no reason for any of our players or staff, including me, to leave.
“The fact that Ralph, like our players, is linked to other clubs is the logical consequence of our development.
“He could coach Bayern, but I do not think he’ll go there in the next two years.
“I’ve discussed with Ralph that we’ll talk about [an extension] during the mid-season break. We know what we have in common. The appreciation could not be greater. Therefore, I assume that we will work together for this club even longer.”