Ewan Sharp has become the latest coach to be drafted over to Manchester United by new manager Ralf Rangnick.
The German has wholly reshuffled the Old Trafford coaching landscape since taking over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November. The 63-year-old has let several staff members go in favour of drafting in some new faces.
Rangnick is renowned for improving the mentality at his clubs. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the experienced manager has brought in esteemed sports psychologist Sascha Lense.
However, improving the team from a tactical standpoint is just as important as enhancing their mindset. Hence, the decision to bring in Sharp.
So let’s take a look at the new member of United’s staff.
Getting to know Ewan Sharp
The Scot has had a storied career so far, working extensively in North America. He gained experience as a Performance Analyst at New York Red Bulls before taking on the role of assistant coach at Toronto FC earlier this year.
It was during his spell across the pond that he developed a close relationship with fellow Old Trafford recruit Chris Armas.
However, the football aficionado hasn’t exclusively spent his time in Canada and the USA. His most recent position was at Lokomotiv Moscow alongside United’s new German manager. Sharp only spent a month there before his former boss decided that his presence would be beneficial at the Theatre of Dreams.
What will Ewan Sharp do at United?
The Scot will now undertake two roles that he knows very well. He has joined the club as an assistant coach and analyst. Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013 saw the Red Devils enter a period of relative decline. But since the arrival of Rangnick, there has been renewed optimism at United.
The Old Trafford faithful seems to finally believe that their team can overcome one of the bleakest periods in their history. It appears that their new manager’s presence will feature at the Salford based club for a long time to come.
Therefore, if he can replicate the work he’s performed with previous clubs and continue bringing in quality coaches like Sharp, then maybe the world’s most well-supported team can return to their glory days once again.
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