Former Nottingham Forest boss Steve McClaren is set to return to Manchester United as an assistant manager to Erik ten Hag, according to The Telegraph.

The ex-Reds incumbent is set to get the green light to arrive at Old Trafford, despite the club initially rejecting Ten Hag’s desire to appoint him.

United are about to embark on a new era. It was announced earlier today that the Ajax manager will swap Amsterdam for Old Trafford in the summer.

He is keen to reunite with McClaren who he worked under when the former England boss was in charge of FC Twente.

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The roles will be reversed at Old Trafford with United now seemingly in safe hands with Ten Hag set to take over the managerial position.

McClaren had a 13 game spell with Forest shortly before heading to Holland to manager Twente.

It proved a complete and utter disaster, with the experienced coach lasting just four months at the City Ground.

He replaced Billy Davies who was sacked with a year left on his contract and ultimately it proved a nonsensical decision.

McClaren won just three games in charge of Forest and walked away from a three-year deal just months into it.

Ex-Forest manager McClaren looks nice fit for United

This certainly looks like being an interesting appointment, with McClaren being out of the game for some time.

The 60-year-old was one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s trusted lieutenants during a trophy-laden under the Scotsman.

He quickly developed the respect of the players and that bodes well for McClaren’s latest spell at Old Trafford.

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The United team is in disarray. Leaders are in short supply and naturally, Ten Hag will have some serious work to do.

McClaren is a respected figure in football and he will command respect from the moment he walks through the door.

Although his time at Forest didn’t quite work out, there is absolutely no denying that McClaren is a quality coach.

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