Read Up “Phil Jones has returned to Manchester United, but not as a player.” The defender quit Old Trafford last season after over a decade with the Premier League powers.

He is a free agent and hasn’t retired, but he’s taking a football director’s course and coaching badges at United’s Carrington training ground.

On Instagram, the 31-year-old hailed the club for the opportunity: “Start of a new journey.

“Great to start the global football sport directorship course with the PFA business school, learning new things about the game and working toward my A license and badges at the club that gave me so much.

“Excited to start.”

Phil Jones Has Returned To Manchester United, But Not As A Player
Phil Jones Has Returned To Manchester United, But Not As A Player

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According to former Manchester United player John O’Shea, Jadon Sancho should apologize to Erik ten Hag, even if he doesn’t mean it.

The club has banned Sancho from all first-team facilities for refusing to apologize to Ten Hag for his social media statements.

O’Shea argues the manager will always win the ongoing dispute.

He told talkSPORT: “To me, it boils down to a manager-player argument. Historically, managers win.

“If Jadon wants to play for Manchester United again, he must apologize. He may not mean it. You rejoin the squad and get a chance to play.

“It’s not ideal given how public it is, but it can be resolved quickly.”


It has been reported by a number of independent sources that Claude Makelele has stepped down from his role as the technical mentor at Chelsea.

According to the journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, the decision to end his job at the Blues was reached in a cordial and mutually agreeable manner by all involved parties.

In 2019, shortly after Frank Lampard was hired to take over as the club’s manager, he also joined the organization to serve in the capacity of a technical mentor.