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Man Utd coach who 'clashed with Steve McClaren' leaves as INEOS rebuild continues

Erik ten Hag assistant Mitchell van der Gaag has reportedly left Manchester United as INEOS continue their rebuild of the club’s sporting structure. Van der Gaag was an ally of Ten Hag and had been the head coach’s No 2 during his first two years at Old Trafford.

INEOS are completing a major shake-up of the sporting structure at the Premier League club. A series of changes have been made above Ten Hag’s head and plans could now affect the Dutchman’s coaching team.

According to the Mirror, Van Der Gaag is understood to have left United ahead of pre-season. The Dutch coach was a trusted lieutenant of Ten Hag’s but a three-year association, which stretches back to their time at Ajax together, has ended.

It comes after fellow coach Benni McCarthy also left having been part of Ten Hag’s coaching staff since his appointment in 2022. Former United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy and FC Utrecht boss Rene Hake have both been linked with replacing the departing duo.


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