Mike Phelan will not be part of Manchester United’s first-team coaching staff under Erik ten Hag, according to reports.
The Athletic claims that Phelan, who played for United in the late 80s and early 90s, will not be employed as a first-team coach but there is a possibility he could remain in a non-coaching role.
Phelan was previously a key part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s backroom staff between 2008 and 2013. He returned to the club in 2019 to work under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and kept his place in the coaching staff under Ralf Rangnick.
United have already announced that Mitchell van der Gaag and Steve McClaren will come in as Ten Hag’s assistants. Fans will hope that this is the start of a fresh chapter as the team is built to compete for the biggest honours.
That will take time and all of the new faces arriving this summer will need time to settle.
That includes Ten Hag and Van der Gaag, but McClaren already knows a lot about what it takes to succeed at Old Trafford.
We would like to thank Phelan for his work as a coach down the years.