Darren Fletcher joins Manchester United coaching team
Manchester United have announced the appointment of Darren Fletcher as a member of the first team coaching staff.
Fletcher made over 340 appearances for the Old Trafford club as a player, before stints at West Brom and Stoke City.
Following his spell at Stoke, Fletcher confirmed he had begun studying for coaching qualifications without officially confirming his retirement from playing.
However, the former Scotland international had been coaching United’s Under-16 team since October and has now made the step up to the first-team, where he will work under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the Premier League.
“Darren has the United DNA running through his veins and he knows exactly what it takes to be a Manchester United player,” said Solskjaer in a club statement.
“He is at the start of his coaching career and his experience both on and off the pitch along with his winning mentality, commitment and hard work will be a great addition to the staff.”
Darren Fletcher said: “I am delighted to be returning to the club as a first -team coach.
“It’s a very exciting time for this young team and I am looking forward to taking the next steps in my coaching career by working with Ole and his staff.”