Manchester United’s problems both on and off the field have been well documented this term. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer probably has a bigger task on his hands than he realises.
To accomplish his dreams and goals as a manager at Old Trafford he’s going to need serious help. Now, it looks as though United are ready to take a step closer to achieving that. According to a report from the Daily Telegraph, it is being claimed that the Red Devils are to open up a new job role of Technical Director; while Mike Phelan is in line to undertake that position.
The 56-year-old has been Solskjaer’s assistant manager since the Baby Faced Assassin returned to the club, and we all know just how brilliant Phelan is in that capacity. Now ‘his brief is looking set to widen’ as he’ll be tasked with doing even more work behind the scenes.
Phelan has apparently expressed concerns with Solskjaer about United’s scouting network, while the club themselves are after hiring someone who represents a cultural fit. To me, it seems a no-brainer that Phelan is given this job opportunity.
We’ve been calling out for someone to take some of the burden off Solskjaer in this capacity and Phelan would be perfect. He knows this club inside out, he knows what it takes to win and he’s worked with the best manager to ever do it. If anyone is up to the task it certainly feels like he’d be a wonderful fit.