Manchester United ‘could offer Juan Mata a coaching role this summer’ if the veteran Spanish midfielder decides to call time on his playing career at the end of the season
- Juan Mata is in the final few months of his contract at Manchester United
- The Spaniard has made just four appearances in all competitions this season
- Several Spanish sides have made enquiries over signing Mata this summer
- United though could offer him a coaching role if he decides to retire
Manchester United are reportedly considering offering Juan Mata a role on their coaching staff.
Mata, who signed for United in 2014, is in the final few months of his contract and there have been no discussions as yet over an extension.
The 33-year-old has struggled for playing time this season with just four appearances in all competitions.
Juan Mata could be offered a coaching role by Manchester United at the end of the season
The Sun have reported that the midfielder could be offered a coaching role at Old Trafford should he decide to call time on his playing career at the end of the season.
It was previously reported that his contract situation had put several Spanish clubs on alert.
A number of LaLiga sides have made enquiries over the player who was last in the league back in 2011 with Valencia.
Mata has struggled for playing time this season and is in the final few months of his contract
Mata has scored 51 goals and contributed 47 assists in 277 games for United and the Spaniard, who has won the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012, still feels he can contribute at the highest level.
With United planning a shake-up behind the scenes this summer, Mata’s knowledge and experience could be useful for the Red Devils.
He has already started taking his coaching badges and a management course, which has convinced some he should be handed a technical role.
Mata has made four appearances this season with just two made since Ralf Rangnick arrived
The Sun have reported a United source has suggested that Mata can make a contribution to United in the future and could ‘follow a similar pathway’ as Mikel Arteta and move into management.
Mata has yet to make a Premier League appearance this season and has only featured twice under Ralf Rangnick.
Rangnick is interim manager until the end of the season when a new permanent manager is set to arrive.
Whoever the new manager at United will be, might have a say in Mata’s future.
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