Rangnicks Man Utd overhaul as boss explains "logical" double appointment

The Ralf Rangnick revolution is gathering pace at Manchester United after the German brought in two more members to boost his backroom staff.

Rangnick will serve as interim manager of the Red Devils until the end of the season, before moving into a senior football adviser role at Old Trafford.

He took over with United facing a tough battle to claim qualification for the Champions League next season, with West Ham, Tottenham and Arsenal all also in the hunt.

His reign got off to the best possible start with a win over Crystal Palace on Sunday, with Rangnick having only had one training session to get his side ready.

Though it was a good start, much more work will need to be done for Rangnick to stamp his mark on the team.

And to help him to do that, the German has now brought in coach Chris Armas and sport psychologist Sascha Lense.

Armas has previously spent five years in the Red Bull system Rangnick helped to build, as assistant and then head coach of New York Red Bulls.

Lense has also worked closely with Rangnick before, having been part of the RB Leipzig staff for three years between 2015 and 2018.

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And the United boss believes both appointments will aid the Red Devils in their attempt to get their season back on track.

“We have decided to bring in a sport scientist with Sasha Lense, he will be introduced as soon as he has visa and work permit. I will also have another assistant coach with Chris Armas,” Rangnick said.

“For me it's logical, if you have a fitness coach, a goalkeeping coach and other specialist coaches, that you should have an expert for the brain.

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“Not to put them on the red sofa and holding hands with the players, because I don't think many would do that anyway, but for helping the players see that the brain should assist the body.

"Everybody in our team should think in the right way, the coaching staff as well as the players.”

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