Tue. May 17th, 2022

Nwosu Chizoba David

Interim boss Ralf Rangnick has confirmed his first two appointments at Manchester United.

Former Toronto and New York Red Bulls boss Chris Armas will join the Old Trafford club as an assistant coach, whilst Sascha Lense takes up the sports psychologist role.

Both appointments are subject to visas and work permits, and Rangnick explained the thinking behind Lense’s involvement.

“In Germany, most clubs have employed a sports psychologist,” he said. “For me, it is absolutely logical. If you have special coaches for goalkeeping, strikers and fitness, you should also have an expert for the brain.

“It is not about sitting on a red sofa and holding hands. It is for the brain to assist the body, not work against it.”

Lense will be part of the training sessions and offer advice when it is required.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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