Manninger has been studying carpentry and is now expanding it into a renovation business at home in Austria.
He told TMW: "I went back to my first love, did you know I was a carpenter before I became a footballer?
"Obviously we do something bigger now, because you do not go far to be a carpenter only. But this experience and the acquired knowledge have allowed me to deal with furnishings, construction.
"I have created a network with professionals, who are carpenters, masons, gardeners. I find myself with architects.
"Basically if you have land or a house to renovate, then with new furniture and new windows I'll take care of it. It's a job that I really enjoy."
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