Manchester United are reportedly set to keep Mike Phelan on as well having confirmed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s permanent role but it seems the former is in for a surprise position.
Fans have lauded the return of the assistant manager who served Sir Alex Ferguson so loyally and to a great effect.
It’s believed his experience has been as central to United’s improved form as Solskjaer’s appointment initially as caretaker manager.
Phelan’s position hasn’t been confirmed at Old Trafford yet as it’s been said his current contract with Central Coast Mariner’s still has to be negotiated.
However, there aren’t any real concerns that will be an issue and so he should be present next season as well.
Mike hasn’t had any real, top experience as a technical director so it is a bit weird seeing him linked with that job.
It could be that Manchester United want him to have a dual role of assistant manager and technical director which wouldn’t be farfetched.
However, some fans feel a more experienced person should be hired as the role is a complicated one that needs full attention.
Nonetheless, Phelan taking on the technical director position could work in favour of Ole as the pair have a fantastic working relationship.