English giants Manchester United has settled on Mike Phelan to become the club’s new technical director as the club embark on another huge rebuilding job this is according to the Telegraph.
56year old Phelan has been working as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s assistant coach since the Norwegian took temporary charge in December following the sacking of Jose Mourinho this being the same role, he held under former manager Alex Ferguson.
It is understood that his role is now set to widen following talks with Ed Woodward, United executive vice-chairman, and input from Solskjaer.
Although he has been keen to maintain his involvement with the first team, Phelan is thought to have harboured some concerns with Solskjaer about United’s bloated scouting network and the communication channels between the coaching staff and the club’s hierarchy and has been receptive to the idea of becoming their first-ever technical director.
United have been searching for someone to work alongside, rather than above, the manager and who represents a cultural fit and has a similar feel for the club as Solskjaer, who has talked about the need for a “ruthless” cull at Old Trafford.