News From Manchester: Four Manchester United coaching staff members set to leave

Discussions are ongoing between United and Phelan over the terms of his anticipated exit, with the club respectful of the 59-year-old's 20-year service with the club as a player and coach.

Phelan remained assistant manager after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was dismissed in November but he cut a distant figure on matchdays. Despite his reduced role, Phelan was consulted by Rangnick in his final months as interim manager.

Phelan was promoted to the United first-team coaching staff in 2001 to offset the loss of Steve McClaren and McClaren returned to the club this week as one of Erik ten Hag's assistants, along with Mitchell van der Gaag.

Assistant coach Chris Armas, analyst Ewan Sharp and sports psychologist Sascha Lense will all leave the club after six-month spells on Rangnick's backroom staff. Armas, Sharp and Lense all joined United in December.

Club sources say goalkeeping coaches Richard Hartis and Craig Mawson, as well as set-piece coach Eric Ramsay, are due to stay.

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