The Special One has made a new addition to his backroom staff in the form of Sandro Orlandelli, who will play a role in United’s scouting network.
Sandro Orlandelli was working for the Brazilian Federation, but left the post shortly before the Rio 2016 Olympics commenced. He is now believed to become a part of Manchester United’s scouting network.
The Brazilian had also worked for Arsene Wenger, and had a scouting operation set up in South America, which is where he is reportedly going to be sent out under Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.
Orlandelli had also worked as the Sporting director at Atletico Paranaense, and the Brazilian also played a part in a few scouting projects at Santos.
Jose Mourinho was keen to shake things up within the backroom staff when he arrived. The Portuguese manager already recruited Tommy Moller-Neilsen, a scout from Denmark, and Orlandelli becomes Mourinho’s second backroom staff addition of the summer.
The Red Devils have been linked with two Brazilian players this summer, but it doesn’t seem like they will get either. Gabriel Jesus was believed to be on Manchester United’s radar, but the Reds lost out to Manchester City.
United have also been linked with a move for Gabigol, ‘the Next Neymar,’ but the teenage star looks set on a move to Inter Milan.
Jose Mourinho will be looking to strengthen Manchester United’s scouting network in Brazil, as the country plays host to many promising and upcoming footballers.
During the recent years, Manchester United have transferred in and out a few Brazilians. Rafael Da Silva is a name that is familiar to most Manchester United fans.
Rafael became a favorite at Old Trafford due to his physical strength, pace, and unbelievable work rate. However, he was sold last year, as Louis Van Gaal didn’t see the Brazilian fullback in United’s future.
Fabio Da Silva, Rafael’s twin brother, was also part of the Manchester United squad, but couldn’t quite make it to the first team, and was later sold to Cardiff City.