Manchester United have had no contact with Steve McClaren over coaching role

Manchester United have not made any contact with former assistant manager Steve McClaren about the prospect of him returning to Old Trafford in a coaching capacity alongside Erik ten Hag.

That is according to The Athletic following questionable claims that McClaren was in line for another job at the Theatre of Dreams.

The reliable and respected Laurie Whitwell explains that while McClaren has spoken to Ten Hag about United, there has been anything from the club about a role as of yet.

Whitwell adds that Michell van der Gaag is likely to come with Ten Hag as his assistant manager.

However, McClaren will be remembered fondly by United fans after being part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s coaching staff that won the treble in 1999 and two further Premier League titles in 2000 and 2001.

The former England and FC Twente manager has been extremely complimentary of Ten Hag in recent weeks, even comparing him to him to great Ferguson.

Robin van Persie is likely to join the coaching staff this summer, as revealed by Stretty News on a number of occasions this month, but everyone is still waiting for the official announcement on Ten Hag.

It is thought that United want to respect Ten Hag and Ajax by letting them both focus on the Dutch Cup Final on Sunday.

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