Mike Phelan has agreed a deal to stay on as Manchester United’s permanent assistant manager on a three-year contract.
Phelan was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s “first port of call” to join him as his No 2 when he was appointed United caretaker manager in December and the Norwegian has been keen to get his future tied down beyond this season.
“I think he is fantastic at his job, assistant manager, I’m very pleased they have finally agreed.” Solskjaer said.
“I was a player under him, his knowledge, his experience and his demeanour because everyone likes speaking to him, discussing football with him.
“The players really respect him, they know what he can do and he has worked with the best.
For me, I’m a young manager and Mick has more experience in a few areas than I have.”
He added that being a United man he plays a big part in it. The same with Mark Dempsey and Michael Carrick – we all care about the club and it is never going to be about anything but the club.
Manchester United has been a huge part of my life since I joined as a player in 1989.
Meanwhile, Phelan said is delighted to be able to continue that relationship in this key role.