new era | 

Man Utd confirm Steve McClaren and Mitchell van der Gaag as his assistant coaches

McClaren returns to Old Trafford having previously been assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at United from 1999 to 2001.
Mitchell van der Gaag (right) will be by Erik Ten Hag’s side at Man Utd (Steven Paston/PA)

Mitchell van der Gaag (right) will be by Erik Ten Hag’s side at Man Utd (Steven Paston/PA)

By PA Sport Staff

Manchester United have appointed Steve McClaren and Mitchell Van Der Gaag as new boss Erik Ten Hag’s assistant coaches.

Former England, Middlesbrough and Newcastle manager McClaren returns to Old Trafford having previously been assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at United from 1999 to 2001.

It is a reunion with Ten Hag, who was his number two when he was in charge at Dutch side Twente.

We need your consent to load this Social Media content. We use a number of different Social Media outlets to manage extra content that can set cookies on your device and collect data about your activity.

Van Der Gaag, a former Motherwell defender, has spent the last year as Ten Hag’s assistant at Ajax.

All three men were in attendance at Selhurst Park on Sunday as United concluded their season with a 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace.

The news on Monday came ahead of Ten Hag holding his first press conference since being confirmed as United manager last month.


Today's Headlines

More Soccer

Download the Sunday World app

Now download the free app for all the latest Sunday World News, Crime, Irish Showbiz and Sport. Available on Apple and Android devices