Darren Fletcher has been appointed technical director at Manchester United as he is one name ruled out the management running at Aberdeen.

The former Scotland captain was appointed as a coach with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-team earlier this season. He is highly-regarded at the Premier League giants and has now been promoted to technical director as Manchester United undergo behind the scenes changes, also sealing a director of football in John Murtough.

John Murtough and Darren Fletcher named Football Director and Technical Director of Manchester United

Fletcher has been appointed technical director. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Fletcher was one of the early names mentioned with the vacant Aberdeen job. Derek McInnes left Pittodrie earlier this week after eight years in charge and it was reported that Fletcher may be one the north-east club ‘sound out’ over taking the role of manager.

But after his promotion at Old Trafford, speculation will be put to bed, Fletcher delighted with his place at the club he is most famously associated with, having been part of Champions League and Premier League title wins under former Aberdeen boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

He said: “It is great to be back with the club and I am delighted to be taking on this new role. We are moving in the right direction and I am looking forward to continuing to work with Ole and his coaching team to help bring young players through and further develop the football side of the club.”

Manchester United Training Session

Delighted. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Solskjaer added: “I’m delighted with the announcement of Darren Fletcher and John Murtough. He went from a young man to a Champions League winner here, and he has a bright eye for football so he can have an impact.”

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