Five follow Mourinho through exit door at Man Utd

Ricardo Formosinho (left) and Silvino Louro are long-time assistants of Mourinho 

Ricardo Formosinho (left) and Silvino Louro are long-time assistants of Mourinho 

FIVE of Jose Mourinho’s assistants have left Manchester United along with the Portuguese manager.

First team coaches Stefano Rapetti and Silvino Louro, technical scout Ricardo Formosinho, fitness coach Carlos Lalin and analyst Giovanni Cerra have all departed.

Italian Rapetti only joined the club in the summer, from Sampdoria, although the other four had all been at Old Trafford with Mourinho since he arrived in the summer of 2016.

Louro has been with Mourinho since he managed Porto, taking in spells at Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and then United.

First-team coaches Kieran McKenna and Michael Carrick, who were promoted by Mourinho in the summer, have stayed on and are likely to become even more prominent. Spaniard Emilio Alvarez, who was appointed goalkeeper coach in the summer of 2016, has also stayed on.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed caretaker manager last week, on loan from Molde, with Mike Phelan, who worked for 12 years under Sir Alex Ferguson, assisting him.

No other new appointments have been made, with existing staff believed to be more than capable of stepping into the breach.

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