Manchester United have promoted former star Darren Fletcher to Ole Gunnar Solskaer’s first-team coaching staff.
Fletcher who spent 20 successful years at the club as a player, has joined Solskjaer’s backroom team after impressing in his role with the Under 16s team, which he has held since October.
Commenting on his appointment, Solskjaer said: “Darren has the United DNA running through his veins and he knows exactly what it takes to be a Manchester United player.
“He is at the start of his coaching career and his experience both on and off the pitch along with his winning mentality, commitment and hard work will be a great addition to the staff.”
This will be Fletcher’s first senior job in coaching, having only retied back in 2019 after spells at West Brom and Stoke.
The 36-year-old, who has also worked as a pundit for Sky Sports since hanging up his boots, said: “I am delighted to be returning to the club as a first-team coach.
“It’s a very exciting time for this young team and I am looking forward to taking the next steps in my coaching career by working with Ole and his staff.”
Fletcher’s appointment comes after it was revealed that Solskjaer had sought help from more United legends in Roy Keane and Ryan Giggs, who were brought in to hold talks with his squad.
United have transformed into title contenders after overcoming a shaky start to the season and currently sit second in the Premier League, only behind Liverpool on goal difference.
Fletcher will step into his new role immediately and help Solskjaer’s side prepare for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final against arch-rivals City.
The former midfielder is familiar with the intensity and pressure that comes with a Manchester derby, having played in many over his 20 years at the club.
As a player, the ex-Scotland international won 10 major honours with United, including five Premier League titles, one FA Cup, two League Cups, the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.