Manchester United Appoint Ex England Manager, Steve McClaren and Van Der Gaag As Erik Ten Hag’s Assistants

Manchester United Appoint Ex England Manager, Steve McClaren and Van Der Gaag As Erik Ten Hag’s Assistants

  • Manchester United are wasting no time in their preparations for next season after the appointment of Erik ten Hag's assistants
  • The Old Trafford club has confirmed the appointments of Steve McClaren and Van der Gaag as part of their technical crew to work as assistants to Erik ten Hag
  • Both McLaren and Van der Gaag were alongside Ten Hag at Selhurst Park to watch Manchester United's 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace

Manchester United has gone for experience in their appointments for assistant coaches at the Old Trafford club for next season.

The Red Devils had their worst season as they finished with their lowest points tally in the Premier League this campaign which led to the appointment of Dutch manager, Erik Ten Hag.

According to the official website of Manchester United, the 13-time Premier League champions have now confirmed the appointment of Steve McClaren and Van der Gaag as Erik ten Hag's assistants.

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Steve McClaren and Van Der Gaag watched Manchester United's final league game against Crystal Palace alongside Erik Ten Hag. Photo by Steven Patson
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McClaren had worked with the new United manager, Ten Hag, when the Dutch coach was the former Middlesbrough manager's assistant at FC Twente.

Van der Gaag on the other hand has spent the past year as Ten Hag's assistant at Ajax, following two years as the manager of the Dutch club's reserve squad.

De Gea vows Man United will bounce back

Meanwhile, Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea has promised the 13-time Premier League champions will be back stronger next season.

De Gea thanked the Manchester United supporters on social media for always sticking beside the Red Devils despite their poor performances this season.

The Spanish goalkeeper, who was one of Manchester United’s standout players this season, revealed all focus is now on the upcoming season.

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported Erik ten Hag had first-hand experience of the mountainous task that awaits him after watching Man United suffer a humiliating defeat in their final match of the season.

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The Dutchman is scheduled to officially take charge of the Manchester club after the conclusion of the 2021/22 campaign.

Ten Hag was named United's permanent manager back in April and will be succeeding Ralf Rangnick, who has been in charge of the club on an interim basis.

Source: Sports Brief News