Four Manchester United coaching staff members set to leave

Mike Phelan is expected to leave Manchester United this summer, as are all three coaches appointed by Ralf Rangnick.

United and Villan are in talks over the terms of his expected departure, with the club estimating the 59-year-old’s 20-year stay with the club as player and coach.

After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fired in November, Phelan continued as assistant manager, despite having a remote presence on match days. Rangnick Vilan was engaged in his final months as interim manager, despite his diminishing role.

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Phelan was promoted to United’s first-team coaching staff in 2001 to make up for the departure of Steve McClaren, and McLaren, along with Mitchell van der Gaag, returned to the club this week as one of Eric ten Hag’s assistants.

After six months working in the back room of Rangnick’s team, assistant coach Chris Armas, analyst Ewan Sharp and sports psychologist Sasha Lens will be leaving the club. In December, Armas, Sharp and Lens joined United.

Goalkeeper coaches Richard Hartis and Craig Mawson, as well as set-piece coach Eric Ramsey, are expected to remain at the club, according to informed sources.

Ramsey, 30, joined United from Chelsea last summer in response to the club’s poor defense in set-piece situations and was penalized after the club failed to score from more than 140 corner kicks until Harry Maguire shook his head at Leeds in February.

Ramsey’s coaching responsibilities at United’s Carrington training facility have grown with the exits of Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna in December, and he continues to be held in high esteem at the club.

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