Manchester United fans have called on the board to ensure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s backroom staff remain at the club as well, particularly Mike Phelan.
The Norwegian has made it a point to constantly express gratitude to his backroom staff, insisting the turnaround at Old Trafford has been a collective effort.
In fact when Solskjaer won the manager of the month award, he was adamant that his coworkers were included in the official photo.
Specifically Phelan has been praised by fans with many believing his know-how and experience has been instrumental in the upturn of form.
Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna have also been key cogs in the winning machine Ole has been running so far.
Superb to see that the backroom staff are all staying as well, Ole has delegated responsibilities fantastically well so far and I think it has a lot of potential. Time to see who the director of football is now, will become clearer soon you’d think. #mufc
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) March 28, 2019
It’s imperative that Ole gets full backing, not only in the transfer market but, by the fans as well. We also need to keep Phelan at all costs.
I understand why some might be hesitant about him but, if anything the last two managers proved, nothing is guaranteed…
— Scotty Tridge (@TridgeTV) March 28, 2019
as long as Mike Phelan's with him too, I'm happy
— Daniel Rashford (@J1nNOS) March 28, 2019
Your turn now ✍️
— utdreport (@utdreport) March 28, 2019
There’s no telling whether Solskjaer can succeed without the support of the aforementioned staff but there shouldn’t be a need to find out.
There would be no point breaking up a team that clearly works so well together and the former Molde boss has insisted he doesn’t want to make changes on that front, keeping all of his staff intact.
It’s believed the only reason Phelan’s appointment hasn’t been officially made is because it’s believed the finer details are being sorted out with his current club Central Coast Mariners where he’s a sporting director.