Manchester United are very much in the spotlight as their search for a new interim manager continues.
Having relieved Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from his duties last Sunday following a 4-1 battering against Watford, United now need to find a replacement as soon as possible.
Although Michael Carrick is currently guiding the first team, the former midfield maestro is widely expected to make way for a new manager, who will take the reins until the end of the season.
However, despite the Red Devils’ search for an interim manager, according to recent reports, regardless of who may come in, several key members of the coaching team are ‘likely’ to remain in their current roles, including unpopular duo Kieran McKenna and Mike Phelan.
That’s according to Stretty News, who claims there are unlikely to be wholesale staffing changes, even if an interim manager is appointed in time for the side’s next fixture away against Chelsea on Sunday.
Large sections of fans, as well as ex-players, have criticised both McKenna and Phelan in recent times with the overall consensus being that they should have departed alongside Solskjaer.
Paul Scholes on Michael Carrick, Kieran McKenna and Mike Phelan: “I would be embarrassed being on the staff now, they all should have gone, sacked or gone off their own back. They have let the club down as much as Ole has.” #mulive [bt]
— utdreport (@utdreport) November 23, 2021
Absolutely Spot on. A coach is as good as his supporting staff. If the coach is fired, supporting staff need to go with him because they are every bit as rssponsible.
— SEUN (@Dan_Onas) November 23, 2021
We’re actually keeping Phelan and McKenna ?? this club deserves going nearly a decade without a title
— ? (@utdcynical) November 24, 2021
I want them all gone. Solskjær, Phelen, Carrick and McKenna. Get them as far away from this club as possible. Say what you like, truth is it’s never been this bad. I’m genuinely embarrassed to support this football club or should I say business. You’re a joke @ManUtd.
— ManUnitedMedia (@ManUnitedMedia) November 20, 2021
Solskjaer sacked but to be honest, there’s no change yet at Man Utd as long as Carrick, McKenna and Phelan are in-charge, which the players have questioned.
Until a new manager comes with his ideas, don’t expect any improvements.
— UtdFaithfuls (@UtdFaithfuls) November 22, 2021
Should these latest reports come to fruition, regardless of who ends up as manager, Manchester United’s decision-makers will certainly be playing with fire when it comes to risking the wrath of the Old Trafford faithful.