Dutchman Robin Van Persie has turned down a coaching role at former Manchester United. Robin Van Persie was offered an assistant manager job at Premier League outfit Manchester United following the appointment of compatriot Erik Ten Hag as manager.

Manchester United have turned to current Ajax Amsterdam boss Ten Hag as their next permanent manager after the last one was dismissedin November 2021 shortly after the 4-1 defeat to hosts Watford in the Premier League. Club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked as the permanent manager at Manchester United on the back of the league game at Watford. Michael Carrick was the assistant manager to Solskjaer and he was made the caretaker managerfor three matches before German tactician Ralf Rangnicktook over as the interim manager until the end of the season.

Club officials considered other managerial options before they decided on Ten Hag as the new Manchester United manager. He was given the job ahead of current Paris Saint Germain (PSG) boss Mauricio Pochettino. Other managers considered include Sevilla boss JulenLopetegui, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, Spanish senior national team boss Luis Enrique and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel.

New Manchester United boss Ten Hag wanted Robin Van Persie to be part of his backroom staff when he takes the job officially in the summer, but that would no longer be possible after the former Arsenal and Feyenoord striker rejected the job.Ten Hag wanted Van Persie to be his second assistant manager, while Michael van der Gaag would be his first assistant manager. Van der Gaag is his assistant manager at Ajax Amsterdam.

Robin Van Persie turned down the assistant managerial job at Manchester United under Ten Hag as he opted to continue his coaching role at Feyenoord. The Dutchman is a coach with the Feyenoord Academy. Van Persie does not want to uproot his family at the moment.