Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Family Thrilled as McKenna Confirms United Role

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Family Thrilled as McKenna Confirms United Role

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KIERAN McKenna has bagged a senior role at United as a first-team coach under Jose Mourinho, the Northern Irishman's brother has confirmed.

Mourinho is reshuffling his backroom team following the departure of long-time assistant Rui Faria, but has decided against appointing a direct replacement as his No.2. Instead, the United manager is bringing retired skipper Michael Carrick and under-18s boss Kieran McKenna into the fold, and also hopes to tie up a deal for Sampdoria fitness coach Stefano Rapetti, who is still in talks with the club . For McKenna, in particular, it is a remarkable promotion. The boyhood United fan only joined the club in 2016 but has made a huge impact - winning the Premier League northern title last season with an exciting brand of football. …

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