Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jose Reveals How His Coaching Reshuffle Came About

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jose Reveals How His Coaching Reshuffle Came About

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JOSE Mourinho has spoken for the first time about his coaching reshuffle - following the appointments of Stefano Rapetti, Kieran McKenna and Michael Carrick.

The United boss has not named a direct replacement for long-time assistant, Rui Faria, who left the club at the end of last season, but instead invited a number of fresh faces into his inner circle.

Carrick was already due to step up following his retirement as a player and Mourinho decided to make two further appointments to bring in coaches who are familiar with his methods (Rapetti) or who have already worked at the club (McKenna).

The trio are all working alongside Mourinho on United's pre-season tour in the US and the Portuguese has finally explained the thinking behind his decision.

"I knew them all, for different reasons, in different circumstances," he told MUTV. …

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