Mike Phelan and Michael Carrick are likely to take over new roles from next season.
Manchester United, who sacked Jose Mourinho following the away loss to Liverpool in December called back their hero Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to take over the club. The Norwegian International needed some assistance and asked Mike Phelan to leave his job at Australia on a temporary basis and Michael Carrick to stay with the club as he has a good bond with the players.
The Reds Devils were able to glide past opponents and pick up results until a flurry of injuries occurred in mid-February. From then on, Manchester United have struggled to cross the line having lost six of their last eight games in all competitions. The results have put their qualification for the Champions League in a doubt.
After getting thrashed by Everton on Sunday, Solskjaer said that there would be massive changes in the summer transfer window. The Manchester United manager is not only plotting for transfers, but they are likely to tweak the backroom staff as well.
According to the English publication Dailymail, the English outfit are ready to offer technical director job to Mike Phelan, whilst Michael Carrick will step up as an assistant manager. Club officials have declared about the possibility of landing Phelan in that job, but they are yet to discuss a new contract.
Phelan holds a high reputation among the Old Trafford faithful because he is an integral man behind Solskjaer’s results till date. Even though the board want to widen his duties, he is reluctant to leave the matchday duties.
Should that move go through, Michael Carrick will be a left arm for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the dugout. He has been given more chance to work with the squad since Jose Mourinho was sacked last December and United will give him a new deal.
Kieran McKenna, who was elevated to the senior coaching team last summer, will also get new terms.
Here’s how Twitter reacted..
Man Utd are reportedly considering offering Mike Phelan the role of technical director – and promoting Michael Carrick to assistant manager.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) April 22, 2019
— ian herbert (@ianherbs) April 22, 2019
#mufc are ready to offer Mike Phelan the role of technical director, and promote Carrick to assistant manager. Phelan wants to retain an influence on match days but the club want him to be responsible for the overseeing of the rebuild #mulive [mail]
— utdreport (@utdreport) April 21, 2019
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) April 21, 2019
After getting humbled by Everton, Manchester United will face Manchester City on Wednesday and that game will be followed by the clash against Chelsea which could determine their top four finish. The Red Devils are sixth in the Premier League table with 64 points in the bag.