Ralf Rangnick allowed to appoint ‘small number’ of own staff at Man Utd

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Ralf Rangnick is set to make a number of changes to the backroom staff at Manchester United.

The German, who marked his debut with a win over Crystal Palace at the weekend, has taken charge of the Red Devils until the end of the season.

And according to ESPN, he will be allowed to bring in a ‘small number’ of his own staff to help him get the job done at Old Trafford.

They will work alongside long-standing United coaches Mike Phelan and Kieran McKenna, with a new manager set to be appointed next summer.

The first addition looks set to be American coach Chris Armas, who worked with Rangnick at New York Red Bulls as his assistant.



Ralf Rangnick is hoping to bring in his own coaches at Man Utd
Ralf Rangnick is hoping to bring in his own coaches at Man Utd

Armas was recently sacked by by MLS side Toronto FC following a record 7-1 defeat to DC United.

Armas was given a work permit earlier this week after being initially rejected for not having a UEFA Pro License. But he appealed the decision and won, meaning he’s set to have a seat alongside his former colleague at Old Trafford.

Rangnick admitted that he was planning on bringing in some of his own staff, but it was proving tricky.



Chris Armas worked with Rangnick at New York Red Bulls as his assistant
Chris Armas worked with Rangnick at New York Red Bulls as his assistant

“I’m more than happy to work with the current coaching staff because I need their experience, I need their expertise regarding the current squad,” he explained after beating Palace.

“I will obviously try to find one, two, maybe three people who can join us in one or two weeks, but due to the Brexit regulations it’s not too easy.

“Many of my former colleagues, no matter if it’s video analysts or assistant coaches, are in long-term contracts with big clubs, so they are not available right now, and we have to be a bit smart and clever and find the right people.

“I hope that we can get them in here in the next one or two weeks.”

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