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REVEALED: McClaren attends Ten Hag's first Man Utd strategy meeting

Steve McClaren attended Erik ten Hag's first Manchester United strategy meeting on Thursday.

Ten Hag has called a vital planning meeting in Amsterdam for today as his Old Trafford reign gets underway.

The Daily Mail says McClaren was summoned to Holland as part of the talks - a major indication that the former England boss is closing in on a return to United under Ten Hag.

After watching Ajax crowned Eredivise champions on Wednesday night, Ten Hag has wasted no time in planning for next season with United.

The Dutch coach led a strategy meeting - that included his long term assistant Mitchell van der Gaag and a member of staff from United's recruitment team - understood to be football director John Murtough.

But the inclusion of McClaren at the summit provides a major clue that the highly-respected coach will be part of United's new-look backroom team next season.

Ten Hag wants McClaren - who worked successfully under Sir Alex Ferguson - to be part of his set up, but the club have so far fallen short of announcing his appointment.

But the fact he has been called to the meeting in the Dutch capital suggest that the 61-year-old is poised to return to the club he famously helped win the Treble in 1999.

McClaren worked with Ten Hag during the Englishman's first season at FC Twente in 2008-09 - with the Dutchman working as the Englishman's assistant.


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