Promotion was bittersweet for this football manager who fell over, pulled a hamstring and was soaked in beer


Ralf Rangnick will go down in RB Leipzig folklore for steering the club to the German Bundesliga for the first time.

His celebrations could do with some work though.

The 57-year-old appeared to tear a hamstring, before then falling to the ground and being soaked in beer by his players as they chased him following a 2-0 promotion-clinching win over Karlsruhe at the weekend.

Rangnick was left embarrassed - he doesn't get a whole lot of sympathy either - although you have to question why he thought he could outrun professional footballers. Especially in those tight jeans.

Leipzig's Stegfan Ilsanker, center, gives a beer shower to RB Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick
(Jens Meyer/AP/PA)

Rangnick made headlines last month when he revealed that he turned down the chance to sign Leicester striker Jamie Vardy two years ago because he thought he was too old.

He might have missed that golden opportunity but steering Leipzig to the Bundesliga is a pretty big deal after they were only founded in 2009, as part of Red Bull's worldwide football club ownership.

Who said you need Vardy to have a party?