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Manchester United concerned by Robin van Persie work permit chances


Manchester United are exploring different choices to hiring Robin van Persie as a part of the membership’s new teaching workers below Erik ten Hag, the favoured candidate to turn out to be supervisor this summer time, because of considerations that the 38-year-old won’t be able to safe a UK work allow, sources have advised ESPN.

ESPN reported on Wednesday that Ajax Amsterdam coach Ten Hag is the primary option to succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as everlasting supervisor, changing interim boss Ralf Rangnick, following a recruitment course of that has seen the previous Utrecht and Bayern Munich reserve group coach emerge forward of Paris Saint-Germain‘s Mauricio Pochettino.

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And with United assured {that a} deal may be struck with Ajax and Ten Hag, efforts are already being made to rent a coach with data and expertise of the Premier League to work inside Ten Hag’s backroom group.

However whereas United and Ten Hag have each recognized Van Persie as a possible appointment, post-Brexit guidelines within the United Kingdom be certain that all abroad gamers and training workers have to be granted a Governing Physique Exemption (GBE) to work within the Premier League or EFL and sources have stated that the previous Arsenal and United ahead’s lack of top-level teaching expertise is more likely to rely in opposition to him in any software course of.

Van Persie, who scored 58 objectives in 105 appearances for United between 2012-2015, has been teaching within the Netherlands with Feyenoord since Could 2020, having initially taken an off-the-cuff function as an assistant, specializing in coaching the membership’s striker, below former coach Dick Advocaat.

Since Could 2021, Van Persie has coached Feyenoord’s under-16 group and labored alongside head coach Arne Slot with the primary group on coaching days, however with the previous Netherlands worldwide unable to level to a chronic interval of expertise teaching at senior degree, sources have stated that the English Soccer Affiliation could also be unable to grant a GBE.

United have been compelled to delay the appointment of Rangnick as interim coach following Solskjaer’s dismissal final November as a result of former Schalke, Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig‘s coach having to attend for his GBE to be issued.

And United additionally needed to apply for a GBE for first-team coach Chris Armas, who arrived at Previous Trafford final December after build up 13 years of teaching and administration expertise within the United States.

Sources have advised ESPN that Steve McClaren and Rene Meulensteen, who each labored on Sir Alex Ferguson’s teaching workers at United, are being thought of as attainable appointments to work below Ten Hag.



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