Man Utd offer Meulensteen academy role

Rene Meulensteen has been offered an academy role at Manchester United.

Rene Meulensteen has been offered an academy role at Manchester United.

The Daily Mail says the highly-rated Dutchman has been told his days as first-team coach are over following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, but that he can remain at United as head of their youth set-up.

United value his expertise and would be happy for him to revert to a role he filled before being promoted by Ferguson.

But it is understood he is leaning towards making a clean break and is ready to confirm that he will follow assistant manager Mike Phelan and goalkeeping coach Eric Steele out of Old Trafford in the next 24 hours.

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