He then returned when Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December 2018 and has stayed on to assist Ralf Rangnick.
Now, though, Phelan is anticipated to lose his job at United for a second time after becoming increasingly marginalised.
Meanwhile, regarding McClaren, Ten Hag explained the return of his former FC Twente mentor by saying: “They each know how one can get success, because they each win titles and trophies of their careers, that’s why they’re here.”
Rio Ferdinand has backed the previous England boss to do well, insisting he will probably be a ‘good addition’.
“I feel he’s coming in as a coach, a shoulder to lean on, someone who can provide advice at the appropriate times. Perhaps eyes and ears,” he said.
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