He’s only been two months at Fulham, a month over there.". "Most of the time when you start it’s not your team. He’s had his success at Borussia Dortmund, was there a long time, goes into Liverpool, same as Pep Guardiola at City, and it takes them about 18 months to get the team where you want them to be. "A lot of people want to be a manager because they’re the main man, because of ego, but I don’t give a toss about that. "I kept saying ‘listen no problem - you think I’m the problem, I’m not the problem. I like Martin Jol a lot as a coach and a guy, and suddenly after two games Martin is gone! The owner in question was, and still is, Ya'akov Shahar, who employed Meulensteen as manager in the summer of 2016 and fired him six months later. Appointed as First Team Manager for Al-Gharafa, A Qatari Football Team in the Al Gharafa district of Al Rayyan. He will be an active part during the event and be part of the identification process to select the winners. There’s no coming away from it. We lost that game 3-0. Then, depending on the finances available, we can decide which players we can get rid of, and which players can we bring in. "I explained that the first six months I have to look at what we’ve got, the players have to get used to me, how we want to play, we can see where we are in the league, and we know how big the challenge is. And when you’re in that predicament and position, you get goals that were offside, goals that weren’t given, penalties, whatever. While still playing, he became a youth coach at NEC Nijmegen. "What has Klopp done with those players? Read about our approach to external linking. "What did we do? For me, a lot of times it’s just plus and minus, ticking boxes or you don’t. When I met with Sir Alex Ferguson in 2006/7 when I became first team coach, he’d been there since 1986 and had already built two or three very successful generations of players. Every season managers in leagues across the world lose their jobs after bad runs of results, with many going on to join the seemingly never-ending merry-go-round from which clubs pick their new 'right man' before sacking him months later. He's also not yet done with management, having "drawn the short straw" on a few occasions, and confident that with proper support from the boardroom, he could have transformed the fortunes of Maccabi Haifa in particular. "But you’re not going to say no, and you embark on a journey, and it was very disappointing to see that, again, the people of the hierarchy don’t give you the opportunity and the benefit to really finish the job that you started. Rene travels with Wiel Coerver to Qatar. I still didn’t know if he left by himself or was sacked, or whatever it was, and suddenly I was put in his position without being consulted. "I hope United go on to experience as much success as I have under David Moyes.". At the end of the day the proof is in the pudding. Meulensteen takes over as first team coach in August 2008. Appointed as Manager of Qatar Under 18's. Last updated on 26 June 201326 June 2013.From the section Football. Manchester United have confirmed the departure of first-team coach Rene Meulensteen after 12 years at the club. Re-joins Manchester United as technical skills development coach mainly to work with the first team. "That is the sort of thing. A lot of people would say 'why would he become a manager'? and goalkeeping coach Eric Steele left the club last month. "Unless you’ve got a club and an owner who is prepared to basically take the time to understand me as a person, and me as a coach, and understand my history I’ve had as a coach at Man Utd and the things that happened after, and then say ‘I’m buying into you and what you stand for, I’m not buying into your past'. The Telegraph values your comments but kindly requests all posts are on topic, constructive and respectful. "If you look at the league, I’ve done 12 or 13 league games and nine were in the top 10 so in the Premier League you know your back is against the wall. As the first team coach of Manchester United from 2007 to 2013, Meulensteen has experienced first hand what the inside of a successful club looks and feels like, but even that didn't prevent disappointing spells in charge of Fulham, a ludicrously short 16-days Anzhi Makat hachkala, and the aforementioned dealings at Maccabi Haifa. "Again, Hiddink disappeared, I get put in charge of that job and then one month in everything falls through the floor. Six months in we lose the derby to Hapoel Haifa in the Maccabi stadium. A Dutch football coach and former first team coach at Manchester United, winning Premier League titles and the Champions League. "It’s both recruitment and coaching. During our conversation Meulensteen draws up his eight-step blueprint that he believes makes for a successful club: The question then, is that if he knows how to build a successful club, has his own vision, has experience of working with one of the most successful teams in English football - ticks all the boxes - why has he not been given the opportunity to execute it and build a legacy somewhere? While still … Meulensteen takes over as first team coach in August 2008. "Then you build a squad exactly the way you want it, and that takes you another six months to get them to play the way you want. If you look at Liverpool, City and Chelsea - what players would they want to steal from Man Utd? Are all these sacked managers bad at their jobs? "When there’s an owner with a lot of money but no f------ clue, has no idea, which is basically what I experienced at Fulham with (Shahid) Khan, as a manager you’ve got no chance. Perhaps managers need to choose their clubs as carefully as the clubs are supposedly choosing them. ', it’s hard to judge because I don’t see the work. Meulensteen is currently the assistant manager of Australia, and enjoying it. It’s never been for me a situation where I’ve lost sleep over it. We were basically... it was 80-20 (possession), we should have been 3-0 up after probably 20 minutes, but we missed two great one-on-one chances. "I said it will take roughly 18 months, give or take," Meulensteen continues. Klopp finished eighth in his first season in charge at Liverpool, Guardiola finished fourth. He’s made them as fit as he could. I’m part of the solution but if you can’t see that, it’s up to you. You need to look at the squad you’ve got. When any club says 'can we pick Rene Meleunsteen as manager? We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. Give or take you’re around 18 months. Rene was presented as head coach by Maccabi Haifa from the Israeli Premier League. I like to do something I love doing that I’m good at, I like the people I do it with. helped United win the Premier League three times and the Champions League once during his spell as first-team coach. Appointed as First Team Manager for Al-Sadd, A Qatari Football Team in the Al Sadd district of the city of Goha. "Look at Jurgen Klopp coming into Liverpool. Appointed as Technical Skills Coach at Manchester United's Youth Academy. Every manager wants to play his best team. "He has been first-team coach for five years and in that time has given great assistance to Sir Alex Ferguson and Mike Phelan in keeping the team at the top of the game not only in this country but in Europe as well. Meulensteen, who had been linked with the manager's job at Wigan before helped United win the Premier League three times and the Champions League once during his spell as first-team coach. "I'd like to thank Sir Alex Ferguson, the owners, colleagues, players and fans who made my time at Manchester United very special," Meulensteen said. That’s the only way. 2013. Rene returned to England as manager at Fulham FC. Re-joins Manchester United as technical skills development coach mainly to work with the first team. Klopp has been able to play his best team week in week out - that’s what every manager wants.". I‘m very happy with the people I’m with at Australia.". "He said 'I don’t care as long as we get back [to the top].". I’m telling you I’ll be going, no problem, you’ll be having exactly the same problem next week, in two months, six months, if you don’t constructively do something about it'". "Things will happen for a reason, and the reason I’ve ended up with Australia has happened for a reason. A change of management was always going to be difficult to navigate, but the shift in leadership at boardroom level and in the coaching team behind the scenes has resulted in United plummeting to upper mid-table finishes. You could see before the coronavirus thing, with Bruno Fernandes coming in they’d brought in a player with Man Utd DNA and that all changed. 2016. Please review our, You need to be a subscriber to join the conversation. ", Meulensteen, who had been linked with the manager's job at Wigan before. As Meulensteen points out, a lot of the success of Liverpool and Manchester City has been down to steady leadership at the top and the man in charge of the team given time to implement his ideas. "I don’t think United have consistently, under Ole, been able to play consecutively in the best possible lineup because of issues like [Paul] Pogba and [Marcus] Rashford being injured. Which brings us on to Meulensteen's former club Manchester United and the job of empire rebuilding that has taken place since Ferguson departed. Ex-Manchester United coach on the process under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and why Liverpool have got it right, "I asked the owner at the time in the interview, 'how long do you think this will take? Manchester United have confirmed the departure of first-team coach Rene Meulensteen after 12 years at the club. Former First Team Coach Manchester United (2008-2013) Current Assistant Coach Australian Mens National Team (2019 - present) Rene will address parents and players and provide valuable insight on player development. Find out more, Rene Meulensteen was the first team coach at Manchester United from 2007 to 2013, Rene Meulensteen working with Sir Alex Ferguson at the Carrington training ground, Meuelensteen joined Martin Jol at Fulham and swiftly asked to replace his fellow Dutchman when the manager left the club, Manchester City given breathing space by Ilkay Gundogan after careless start - but victory comes at a cost, Masterly Fabinho: Brazilian's goal-line heroics give Liverpool the edge as luck smiles on Jurgen Klopp's men, Jurgen Klopp hails defensive brilliance of Fabinho but admits Liverpool lucky to escape unscathed in Amsterdam, Harry Wilson makes impressive start at Cardiff to earn his side a point against former club Bournemouth, Outstanding Fabinho grows to fill the void left by Virgil van Dijk's absence, Mikel Arteta accepts blame for 'failing' in his management of Mesut Ozil after German blasts Arsenal's 'loyalty', Rene Meulensteen's guide to what makes a successful club. Boom. And see what happens? Which was a weird thing because I knew what the challenges were at Fulham. We all know after the flying start it became a bit of a bumpy road, some good performances and also plenty of not so good performances. Meulensteen sacked after 16 days.". The 49-year-old had been at the club since 2001, bar a short spell in charge of Brondby in 2006-07, and became United first-team coach five years ago. René Meulensteen is on evidence one of the world’s best first team coaches. "If you ask me 'are they doing it the right way? He’s got them through different training regimes to get them fitter than any other team to sustain that energetic dynamic game of pressing and playing forward, making forward runs in behind, and it’s very competitive". Manchester United was Sir Alex Ferguson. "This is football and sometimes these changes have to take place," the Dutchman told Sky Sports. Rene signs a three year contract with Danish club Brøndby IF to become first team coach of the club. "The weirdest thing is that I’ve been put in the manager’s position a few times without wanting that job.