By Chris Wheeler for MailOnline
Published: 23:43 BST, 4 April 2019 | Updated: 23:43 BST, 4 April 2019
Mike Phelan is seeking assurances over the management structure at Manchester United before agreeing to stay as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's No 2.
Phelan is expected to follow Solskjaer by signing a long-term contract at Old Trafford after playing a pivotal role in United's revival since they returned to the club in December.
But more than a week after the United manager was installed on a permanent basis, Phelan is still considering his position following talks at Carrington on Wednesday.
Mike Phelan is expected to follow Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and sign a new long-term deal
But the 56-year-old wants assurances that bloated management structure will be simplified
It's understood he has concerns over the convoluted management and recruitment system put in place at United since he left following Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement in 2013.
The 56-year-old would prefer a less complicated set-up and wants to establish a clearer line of communication between the coaching team and the Old Trafford hierarchy.