Manchester United are near including Steve McClaren to Erik ten Hag’s new-look teaching workers, sources have instructed ESPN.
United have already agreed a deal for Ajax assistant Mitchell van der Gaag to observe Ten Hag to Outdated Trafford and sources have instructed ESPN that McClaren will even be becoming a member of the Dutchman’s backroom workers.
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The pair labored collectively when McClaren was accountable for FC Twente and Ten Hag is eager for somebody with hyperlinks to United to hitch him on the membership when he takes the reins this summer time.
Robin van Persie, Rene Meulensteen and Michael Appleton are among the many different names who’ve additionally been thought of.
McClaren labored as assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at Outdated Trafford between 1999 and 2001 earlier than taking the supervisor’s job at Middlesbrough. He additionally managed England between 2006 and 2007.
Sources have instructed ESPN that McClaren was current at a gathering between Ten Hag and United officers in Amsterdam on Thursday. United soccer director John Murtough was additionally a part of the talks which targeted on recruitment forward of the summer time switch window.
Ten Hag, who has one sport left as Ajax supervisor after securing the Dutch title with a 5-0 win over Heerenveen on Wednesday, mentioned doable ins and outs together with curiosity in Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
Sources have instructed ESPN that United have been alerted to De Jong’s doable availability if Barcelona are compelled to money in to boost funds for different switch enterprise.
Ten Hag has made strengthening the midfield a precedence when he takes over whereas the membership are additionally strikers and central defenders. There stays curiosity in West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone to compensate for the lack of Dean Henderson, who desires common first-team soccer subsequent season.
Sources have instructed ESPN that United would favor to mortgage Henderson for a season however a everlasting switch has not been dominated out.