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21st Nov 2021

Darren Fletcher to be named interim Manchester United manager

Danny Jones

Darren Fletcher to made interim Manchester United manager

The former player and current first-team coach is set to hold the fort

As Ole Gunnar Solskjær‘s time at Manchester United looks to be over, it is being reported that Darren Fletcher is set to take temporary charge of the team.

As reported by the Telegraph, Fletcher – who returned to the club as a first-team coach back in January – is tipped to take over at the club in the interim after an emergency board meeting which is thought to have ended with the decision to sack the Norweigan following a bad run of results.

The Red Devils lost away to Watford in a humiliating 4-1 defeat which ended with Ole himself holding hands up to apologise to the fans, while Bruno Fernandes insisted the players are to blame too.

Solskjær started out his managerial career at United almost two years ago after being named an interim caretaker himself following Jose Mourinho‘s departure.

Should the Scotsman take over, he would be superseding the rest of the first-team coaching staff which includes Mike Phelan, Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna.

Since April, the 37-year-old has been employed as technical director alongside John Murtough as football director. Should be he chosen, he would take charge of the Red Devils for his first game against last season’s Europa League villains Villareal on Tuesday in a crucial Champions League game.

However, as Fabrizio Romano understands, both Fletcher and Carrick are being touted as “interim solutions”; meanwhile Mike Phelan is rumoured to be leaving the club once again, just a month after signing a three-year contract extension.

Whether it turns out to be Fletcher, Carrick, or a combination of the current first-team coaching staff – many have suggested Ole’s tenure has been more of a collaboration than a one-man tactical blueprint – the club will no doubt be looking to line up a full-time replacement as soon as possible.


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