Football NewsMan United Set to Appoint Sascha Lense as Part of Rangnick’s Backroom
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The Red Devils are set to appoint sports psychologist Sascha Lense as part of Ralf Rangnick’s backroom overhaul at Old Trafford.

Drawing from reports on Monday, it was revealed that former Toronto FC manager, Chris Armas is set to join interim coach Rangnick’s backroom staff at United. The decision was reached as the pair know each other from their time together at the New York Red Bulls.

Armas was fired by the MLS club in July after less than six months in charge with Toronto suffering a 7-1 defeat to DC United. The worst loss in the club’s history in his final game in charge.

Armas will look to redeem himself at Old Trafford after being recruited as the first new member to Rangnick’s backroom staff.

According to reports, Armas was given his work permit on Monday morning after initially being denied one for not having a UEFA Pro License.

Having won his appeal, Armas will now line-up alongside Rangnick in the Manchester United dugout as the German’s assistant manager.

Additionally, United will welcome psychologist Lense into their coaching team but not as a medical professional. While he has met United players, he has not received his visa yet hence cannot start working.

Lense had a modest playing career before stepping into the coaching world. The 46-year-old has managed Germany’s Under-17s team in the past. However, he is best known for his sports psychologist work at several German clubs.

Lense’s first known job is a coaching stint at Dynamo Dresden before linking up with Rangnick at RB Leipzig during the 2015/15 season. He spent three years at the Red Bull outfit before returning to Dresden for the 2018/19 season.

The German then moved to Schalke during the following season. He thereafter left the club last year as the Gelsenkirchen club were relegated to the German second division.