The 58-year-old, who is currently sporting director at RB Leipzig, was being mentioned in reports as being the next target for the Blues' board of directors after they were forced to abandon their pursuit of Watford's Marco Silva.
Well respected in the German game based on his experience with the likes of Hoffenheim, Schalke and Hannover, Rangnick took Leipzig into the Bundesliga during a season-long stint as their manager in 2015-16, having stepped down as sporting director of that club and Red Bull Salzburg.
However, Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff said that Rangnick would be offered new and improved terms to stay with his club and a fresh report in The Times suggested he is not interested in the Everton job anyway.
"We expect to extend the contract ahead of schedule this week," Mintzlaff said. "Ralf Rangnick is the sportive engine of our club and therefore also elementary for our future development.
"It was less about financial or maturity issues, but rather about which direction RB Leipzig continues to take.
"Since we have 100 per cent the same ideas, we want to continue the same: make even more stars out of jewels, stay attractive in all areas of the club and continue to grow organically."
Also currently serving as global sporting director for New York Red Bulls in MLS, Rangnick was one of three candidates seriously considered to replace David Moyes at Goodison Park in 2013 but was eventually overlooked in favour of Roberto Martinez.
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1 Posted 23/11/2017 at 16:14:09
2 Posted 23/11/2017 at 17:14:06
3 Posted 23/11/2017 at 18:55:30
This search gets more bizarre each passing day. We're becoming a laughing stock.
4 Posted 23/11/2017 at 18:58:44
- Manager wanted. Must have some football experience. Salary negotiable. Incredible severance pay package. Must be willing to listen to boys pen stories. Mid-table ambitions. If interested please apply to Mr William Kenwright esq. c/o EFC, Liverpool 4.
Please enclose a SAE as stamps are expensive.
5 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:10:03
6 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:17:20
The board did the right thing sacking Koeman; they thought they had someone lined up but it didn't work out... so let's move on with Unsworth at the helm.
7 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:24:28
I think Rangnick would be an excellent choice there's a touch of the before-the-booze Brian Clough about him. My only worry would be that years of deskwork has dulled his edge.
8 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:42:51
Weve had enough of this Bullshit .
9 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:55:55
10 Posted 23/11/2017 at 19:57:06
I would consider him in the summer to replace Walsh, as director of football, if walsh fails to deliver in January.
11 Posted 24/11/2017 at 00:32:36
12 Posted 24/11/2017 at 01:36:44
13 Posted 24/11/2017 at 07:58:09
How the hell did it get this bad?
14 Posted 24/11/2017 at 08:36:32
15 Posted 24/11/2017 at 09:50:31
16 Posted 24/11/2017 at 11:54:32
We wouldn't get battered as usual at Anfield neither!
There's very slim hope of getting Tuchel now, so go for a decent Gaffer from these shores... if not, then there's misery to endure in the coming weeks.
17 Posted 24/11/2017 at 14:14:48
18 Posted 24/11/2017 at 14:22:51
His first words when found were "Have Everton appointed a new manager yet"!
19 Posted 24/11/2017 at 14:48:23
20 Posted 24/11/2017 at 21:09:14
Needs to be soon as the club is transcended by negativity, most self inflicted and ranks in my time, as the worst of times in 50 years all considered.
Surely there will be light soon, not winning trophies but becoming a club and a team again. Then develope and progress. Seen Ostersund... incredible and look at us.
We live in hope eternal. Lets hope we dont do another no show at Soton.
21 Posted 25/11/2017 at 02:39:24
22 Posted 25/11/2017 at 07:44:58
I cannot stand him but one thing he knows is organising a team so it would be a good appointment for 6 months.
Roy Keane vs Duncan Ferguson would be interesting
23 Posted 25/11/2017 at 12:51:03
This is going backwards O'Neill wasn't good enough to replace Moyes and he still isn't. If he brought Keane with him, that would really tell us the future is fooked.
24 Posted 25/11/2017 at 12:56:58
January signings would be along the lines of 'Arry Arter, Doyle (from retirement) and Shane Duffy for £25M as a marque.
25 Posted 26/11/2017 at 20:25:27
(Sorry, it's in German).
26 Posted 26/11/2017 at 22:44:18
27 Posted 26/11/2017 at 23:10:36
28 Posted 27/11/2017 at 02:15:52
29 Posted 27/11/2017 at 06:27:31
30 Posted 27/11/2017 at 10:57:32
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