More of this crap about him being a consultant..
It was a part of the contract negotiation to match the 3 years employment he had at Lokomotiv: that's it. He's managing another football team once his interim horrorshow here has ended. Unless the second floor at Carrington is in Vienna, saying he's moving "upstairs" is a massive stretch.
They didn't listen to him in January about signings, he had no input in the Ten Hag hire and he will - in case you missed it - be managing another football team once he's done as interim.
The consultancy role is nothing but an accounting trick - sure, maybe he'll pick up the phone once a month, but he 100% was not hired as consultant first, manager second. He was hired as interim manager, with an assurance of getting paid for 3 years instead of 6 months.
He and Rudi Garcia were interviewed for the same position and the truth of it is, the Frenchman would at least have been a coach to the team. At least he wouldn't be getting a free pass because of an imaginary future job anyway.
I'm not saying Rangnick has had it easy, but his deflections can't possibly be going well with a dressing room that has already been fractured by off-field issues. He gave up on a style he's spent 3 decades banging the drum for, brought in staff who've got no business being in the league let alone club, and he's thrown his players under the bus at the first opportunity and every one thereafter.
Yes the players have been crap. How that can possibly used to defend the guy whose job it is to make them look good is beyond me.