Manchester United to appoint Mike Phelan as the club’s technical director
Mike Phelan is set to be offered the chance to become Manchester United’s first-ever technical director, report the Daily Mail.
The 56-year-old, who was assistant manager to Sir Alex Ferguson, returned to Old Trafford when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed caretaker manager. Now, our club officials want to keep him around on a long-term basis.
With Solskjaer appointed as the permanent Manchester United manager last month, the club wants Phelan to remain at Old Trafford and take up the role as technical director.
Phelan, a highly-respected figure at Old Trafford, could now oversee the club’s rebuilding job with a permanent position similar to his own at Central Coast Mariners in Australia, adds the Daily Mail.
Should Phelan be appointed as United’s first technical director, the Daily Mail claim Michael Carrick will be ‘effectively’ promoted to Solskjaer’s number 2. Kieran McKenna, who is also a part of Solskjaer’s coaching team, will receive fresh new terms.
Would Phelan be the right choice for a technical director?
We definitely need a technical director at the club before the rebuilding process starts in the summer. But I have my reservations with Phelan taking the role of a technical director.
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Phelan is apparently the most important figure in Solskjaer’s coaching team, someone who helped the Norwegian tactician in overseeing United’s incredible run of form since December. Thus, I want my club to go for someone very experienced for the technical director’s role and keep the 56-year-old as our gaffer’s right hand.