This morning, there are a few murmurs of a return to Old Trafford for Dutch coach Rene Meulensteen. The 50-year old coach was instrumental in the 20th title-winning season, and he formed an excellent bond and working relationship with top scorer Robin van Persie.
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Louis van Gaal has rejected the chance to bring Rene Meulensteen back to Manchester United, claim the Daily Mail. Meulensteen has been greatly missed since he left Old Trafford last summer, and the coach is credited with developing the youngsters, and helping Robin van Persie.
Reports suggest that footballing legend Patrick Kluivert is set to join Manchester United as one of Louis van Gaal’s backroom staff members, and becoming an assistant manager of Manchester United football club, alongside Ryan Giggs.
Manchester United manager David Moyes has added another coach to his currently staff setup at the club, according to the Daily Mail. John Murtough, the player who was responsible for bringing Wayne Rooney through the Everton ranks is believed to be joining the club, as United look to seal severance terms with his current employers – The Premier League.
Former United midfielder and now full-time member of the reserve coaching staff Nicky Butt, will take charge of the United XI side heading to Ireland tonight to take on Waterford. This will be Butt’s first attempt at managing a side, whilst reserve manager Warren Joyce remains in England to work with the older reserve players.
Today is David Moyes’ first official day in charge of the club, and it hasn’t took the Scot long to bring in his own backroom staff. Steve Round comes in as assistant manager, Chris Woods comes in as a goalkeeping coach and Jimmy Lumsden comes in as a new coach.
Despite speculation about his Manchester United future, Rene Meulensteen has stated he is still part of United’s back room staff, and as far as he is aware he will still report back at the start of July. The coach is seen as one of the most vital members of staff, and to lose him would be a massive blow.