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Mike Phelan wants assurances that bloated management structure will be simplified before agreeing to stay on as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's No 2 at Mike Phelan is expected to follow Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and sign long-term deal But the 56-year-old wants assurances that bloated structure will be simplified He wants to have a clearer line of communication with the club's hierarchy  United hope to solve these problems by appointing a new technical director 

By Chris Wheeler for MailOnline

Published: 23:43 BST, 4 April 2019 | Updated: 23:43 BST, 4 April 2019

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Mike Phelan is seeking assurances over the management structure at 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

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

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.

Similarly,

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