You are not needed – Erik ten Hag tells these Manchester United coaches

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According to Daily Mail, Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s no.2 man, Mike Phelan, that he won’t be part of his coaching staff.

Phelan was a player and assistant manager under Sir Alex Ferguson before returning to the club in 2019 as No 2 to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The 59-year-old is hugely respected at Old Trafford and may continue his association with United in some capacity depending on the outcome of discussions, but he will not be in the dugout alongside new boss Ten Hag.

The three men brought in by interim manager Rangnick – first-team coaches Chris Armas and Ewan Sharp and psychologist Sascha Lense – will leave Manchester United as they are not needed by Ten Hag in his coaching staff.

However, Ten Hag will retain goalkeeper coach Richard Hartis and set-piece specialist Eric Ramsay.

Manchester United confirmed on Monday that Mitchell van der Gaag and Steve McClaren will be Ten Hag’s assistants, and Daily Mail has also revealed a new first-team coach is also set to join Ten Hag’s coaching staff.

Meanwhile, Ten Hag has revealed he wants Manchester United back in the Champions League at the end of his first season in charge with the club.

“I said this is the project, to bring Man United back on top, but also we have to accept the current situation we are in,” Ten Hag told MUTV.

“First of all, Man United belong in the Champions League, so that will be the first target.”