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United Hire New First Team Coach

Manchester United have hired former youth coach Mark Dempsey to work on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s coaching staff.

Dempsey previously worked with Solsksjaer during his eight month spell at Cardiff City, and briefly assisted him at Molde last year.

Dempsey, 54 began his professional football career at United and played twice for the club under Ron Atkinson in the 80s. He took on a development coaching role at the club after his playing career ended.

PICTURED: Mark Dempsey during his playing career at Manchester United. He only made two senior appearances for the club between 1982-1986 before moving to Sheffield United

Dempsey now joins a coaching staff consisting of Michael Carrick, Kieran McKenna, Emilio Alvarez, and Mike Phelan- who like Dempsey, worked for the club in the Ferguson era, left, and has now returned.

In 2008, Sir Alex was quoted as saying : “Les (Kershaw) was followed by people like Jim Ryan, Brian McClair – who’s now academy director – Dave Bushell, Mark Dempsey, Tony Whelan, Paul McGuinness.

“These guys have been here for over 15 years, so when I go I would presume all these lads would still be in place and working hard for United.”

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