Ewan Sharp joins Manchester United
as the Assistant Coach and Analyst
Manchester United have officially confirmed the appointment of former FC Toronto assistant coach Ewan Sharp as the new assistant coach as well as analyst for the club.
According to Sky Sports, Rangnick and Sharp encountered while both were playing for the New York Red Bulls. The incoming assistant coach and analyst is also familiar with Chris Armas, another United coach with whom he formerly worked at Toronto FC.
Analysis of Ewan Sharp
Sharp, according to the Toronto Sun, “played a key part in “scouting the opponent, game preparation, in-game and post-game analysis. He also helped the scouting section with recruiting and identification ” Sharp worked for six months on Chris Armas‘ coaching staff at MLS club Toronto FC earlier this year, but the head coach was fired in July after only two wins in 15 games.
Rangnick rebuilding the system
Ralf Rangnick was appointed as the club’s interim manager only recently, and he’s slowly but steadily introducing his own staff. He chose American Armas as his assistant earlier this month, following Carrick’s departure after a three-game caretaker stint.
The German coach has a track record of developing clubs and assisting in the formation of structures, therefore the coaches should be trusted until the results on the field show otherwise. First team coach McKenna left his role last week to start his new chapter as the manager for League One side, Ipswich Town. Despite the appointment of Armas, Rangnick stated that Mike Phelan remained part of United’s coaching staff.
Fans’ doubts and faiths
Fans may be concerned about the absence of high-quality coaching, which was also an issue under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but Rangnick deserves a chance. Regardless of whether that was true or not, the great Norwegian had to go after two successful years since the results were not good enough. Many supporters turned against Mike Phelan, Michael Carrick, and Kieran McKenna near the conclusion of Solskjaer’s reign, believing the squad was poorly managed.