Red Bull gets ex-Schalke coach
Also, former Liverpool and Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier was appointed global sports director at Red Bull Soccer, which has teams in Salzburg, New York, Leipzig, Germany, Brazil and Ghana.
Rangnick stepped down as Schalke coach in September because of fatigue, months after leading the club to the semifinals of the Champions League.
Schmidt, who worked with Paderborn in Germany's second division last season, Ricardo Moniz. The Dutchman unexpectedly resigned as head coach after leading Salzburg to the Austrian league and cup titles.