Manchester - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not change his Manchester United coaching
staff for next season despite his side's alarming slump in form towards
the end of the season.
United won just two of their final 12 games of the season to miss out
on Champions League qualification and finish 32 points adrift of
Premier League champions Manchester City in sixth.
The nadir came in a 2-0 home defeat to relegated Cardiff on the final
day of the season, leaving the futures of many of the United squad open
to question this summer.
Solskjaer was only confirmed as United's new manager on a permanent
basis just over six weeks ago, but that decision has also been
questioned given the Norwegian's lack of coaching experience at the top
echelons of the game.
However, Solskjaer will not rejig his coaching staff with Michael
Carrick, Kieran McKenna and Mark Dempsey continuing alongside assistant
manager Mike Phelan.
"They are all going to stay," Solskjaer told United's official app.
"I think that's important, that we keep that team going forward. We
do bounce off each other and they are some excellent coaches."
United's clearout has already begun with former captain Antonio
Valencia and Ander Herrera leaving the club after their contracts
Spanish midfielder Herrera is expected to join French champions Paris
Saint-Germain, but believes Solskjaer's human qualities make him the
right man to turn United's fortunes around.
"When you have the players behind you and wanting to fight for you, part of the job is done," said Herrera.
"I believe in karma and if you are a good person, if you are honest
and sincere with the players and the fans, sooner or later it will work.
"I think Ole is the right person because he has qualities and knowledge but also he is a great man and a great person."
United have now gone six years without winning the Premier League
title since Alex Ferguson retired and Solskjaer admitted it would be
"miraculous" for the Red Devils to be challenging Manchester City and
Liverpool next season.
But Herrera called for Solskjaer to be given the time needed to get United back on their feet.
"They (the coaches) need time because this is not going to be from
the first day. The club will need time, confidence and support," he
"I am sure they will give it but the only thing I ask for them is time because this is not easy.
"(But) the right person is at the wheel. He's the right person."