Steve McClaren poised to join Erik ten Hag at Manchester United

Steve McClaren is expected to be confirmed as a member of Erik ten Hag’s coaching staff at Manchester United.

Discussions have been ongoing from some weeks between the former United No 2 and the incoming manager and the club regarding the appointment.

McClaren was Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant at United between 1999 and 2001. The 61-year-old employed Ten Hag as his No 2 when in charge of Twente for the 2008-09 season. The Dutch club finished second before McClaren guided them to their first title the following season.

McClaren managed England for 18 games in 16 months from 2006-07, won the League Cup with Middlesbrough in 2004 and has been in charge of Wolfsburg, Nottingham Forest, Derby County twice and Newcastle United.

United have reached an agreement for Mitchell van der Gaag, Ten Hag’s assistant at Ajax, to join the club.

The Guardian

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