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Jose Mourinho's backroom staff at Manchester United confirmed

Manchester United have unveiled Jose Mourinho's backroom staff in full, and it will feature no former player and no British coach.

Ryan Giggs chose to leave OId Trafford last weekend after serving as Louis van Gaal's assistant for the past two seasons. He is replaced by Mourinho's trusted long-time No. 2 Rui Faria.

Mourinho first met Faria at Barcelona before he worked as Mourinho's fitness coach during his time in charge of Uniao de Leiria in Portugal, and then followed him to Chelsea (twice), Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

Rui Faria
Rui Faria, right, will again be working with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.

United announced that five other specialists will join the existing departments at the club's Aon Training Complex. Goalkeeping coach Silvino Louro, plus Ricardo Formosinho, Carlos Lalin and Emilio Alvarez arrive along with analyst Giovanni Cerra.

Louro has been with Mourinho for more than a decade, having started out as his goalkeeping coach at Porto , while Alvarez, Formosinho and Lalin also have previous experience working with the Portuguese.

Information from Press Association was used in this report.


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