Manchester United have officially confirmed Mike Phelan as the assistant manager on a three-year contract, the club has announced.
Mike Phelan was Sir Alex Ferguson’s number two but he departed the club after the retirement of the Scot, however, Phelan re-joined in December when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as the interim manager.
While Ole was confirmed as the permanent boss in March, Phelan was still in on a temporary basis, until now.
The 56-year-old added: “Manchester United has been a huge part of my life since I joined as a player in 1989 and I am delighted to be able to continue that relationship in this key role.
“Since returning in December, I have enjoyed working with Ole, Michael (Carrick), Kieran (McKenna), Mark (Dempsey) and Emilio (Alvarez) and we are all focused on preparing for the new season.”
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted on the appointment of Mike and offered his support for his fellow assistant:
Solskjaer added: “Mike is a great person to have around and has been invaluable to me since we returned in December.
“He brings a wealth of experience to this role with a long established connection to the club.
“We have a good group of coaching staff and we are already working on the challenges that lie ahead of us as we plan for the new season and beyond.”
Hopefully, Solskjaer and Mike can take Manchester United back to the glory days of the past. The fans are counting on them.