Some have questioned Darren Fletcher’s role, and he has responded to criticism of his set-pieces.
There was a “transition process” after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fired as Manchester United manager in November, according to Darren Fletcher.
A question mark has been raised over Fletcher’s status as technical director, due to his matchday duties as an assistant to interim manager Ralf Rangnick, which are not necessarily those of a technical director.
As a result of a comment made by a Manchester United supporter on the last supporters forum in December, it has come to light that Fletcher was in the dugout during Solskjaer’s final match as manager, a 4-1 loss at Watford.
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After a 10-day spell as caretaker manager, Michael Carrick left on December 1 following the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. In mid-December, Kieran McKenna became Ipswich Town manager and Martyn Pert was promoted to assistant manager.
Carrington technical director Fletcher was named technical director in March, but the Scot ascribed his new role to the departure of coaches. It was necessary for me to aid the team amid the swift transition that occurred due to the arrival of Ralf and his staff and the decision by Michael and Kieran to leave the club “he told the forum of fans.
“That’s been the most visible element of my job this season, but it’s an important addition to my responsibilities as technical director. I suppose.
“The most important component of the job is to have a long-term view of how players go from our academy to the first squad. As a club, we owe a great deal to our rich vein of academy talent.” There has been an increase in the number of appearances for Hannibal Mejbri and Anthony [Elanga] in the first team. Our U19s just came top of their group in the UEFA Youth League, while our U18s have advanced to the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup.” As the academy’s head coach, I’m collaborating closely with Nick Cox to develop a long-term plan for developing young players. As long as we don’t put them under undue stress, they will be able to grow and develop as they should.
“I’m working with Nick to figure out the best way to use the loan system to provide academy players real-world experience at other teams. Currently, we have 13 academy products playing consistently in other divisions or leagues on loan from us.
“As the head of the academy, Nick Cox, I’m working closely with him to develop a long-term strategy for moving youngsters through the ranks. As long as we don’t put them under undue stress, they will be able to grow and develop as we intend.
“With Nick’s help, I’m analyzing the best ways to utilize the loan system to provide academy players with meaningful experience at other clubs. Currently, we have 13 academy products playing consistently in other divisions or leagues on loan from us.