Revealed: Who could form Jose Mourinho’s backroom staff at United next season

first_img 4 4 It’s done. Jose Mourinho is the new manager of Manchester United.At last this season’s best kept secret is out in the open, with the former Chelsea boss given the job of helping return the club to the top of the Premier League and the Champions League.Now that the Portuguese’s position is confirmed, attention can move onto planning for the new season.SPOOF: JOSE MOURINHO FIRST INTERVIEW AS MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGER: ‘WE’RE A TINPOT EUROPA LEAGUE CLUB!’And one area sparking interest is who might join Mourinho’s backroom staff.Assistant coach Albert Stuivenberg, goalkeeping coach Frans Hoek and performance analyst Max Reckers are understood to have left with Louis van Gaal, while the future of current assistant manager Ryan Giggs remains unclear.So, we’ve taken a look at who could take a place in the Old Trafford dugout alongside Mourinho.Take a look at the contenders by viewing the slideshow above. 3. Silvino Louro (former Chelsea assistant first team coach) – Known for his fiery attitude, Louro was Mourinho’s assistant first team coach in the latter’s second spell, having been goalkeeping coach between 2004 and 2007. His promotion speaks volumes over how highly he is thought of by Mourinho and he could be in contention for a role at Manchester United. 2. Rui Faria (long-time assistant to Mourinho) – Faria is renowned for his long association with Mourinho, dating back to 2001 when the latter hired his compatriot as assistant and fitness coach at União de Leiria. They have continued to work together since, at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and again at Chelsea. The pair have been snapped together prior to his Manchester United appointment, where they are set to continue their work together. 4 1. Ryan Giggs (has been Van Gaal’s assistant manager) – read all about it below, then click the arrow above to take a look at those who could join Mourinho’s backroom staff – With Van Gaal gone, Giggs’ future at Old Trafford is uncertain. The Welshman, a legend for the club, is currently assistant manager but has no guarantees of keeping this position under Mourinho. Reports claim the Portuguese is keen for the 42-year-old to stay; however, the man himself is said to be ‘very unhappy’ at the prospect of a lesser role. 4 4. Christophe Lollichon (currently Chelsea’s goalkeeping coach) – Lollichon is currently plying his trade at Chelsea, but there have been reports of a rift between himself and Thibaut Courtois. He could therefore be tempted by a lucrative offer away from Cobham. Frans Hoek, goalkeeping coach under Van Gaal, has confirmed his exit after the Dutchman’s sacking, and Mourinho will require a trusted man to continue the development of the world-class David De Gea.last_img read more