Confirmed: Manchester United agree deal for ex-Rangers man to follow Mkhitaryan
By Dominic Toner
Former Everton scout Tommy Moller Nielsen has confirmed he is joining Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.
Dane Nielsen, 54, has reached an agreement with United following an extensive interviewing process.
The former Rangers and Aberdeen assistant coach, who has also held scouting roles at West Brom, Nottingham Forest and Bolton, will have a senior recruitment role at Old Trafford.
He revealed to Denmark publication Politiken: “I’ve got a very good agreement with Manchester United, who will spend more money on scouting and expand the staff by 15, engaged in full-time positions and working across the world.”
The former Everton man joined the Merseysiders in 2001 as a European scout, who were under the management of Walter Smith at the time.
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The pair were familiar following time at Rangers together and his primary role was to search for promising talents across Scandinavia and in Germany.
Sport Witness report that former Chelsea scout Flemming Berg has recommended Nielsen to Mourinho, and that the experienced Dane has had to undergo intensive vetting by the Premier League giants to land the job.
With Nielsen set to be the latest addition to United this summer, he will join Mourinho, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and the latest signing Henrik Mkhitaryan through the Old Trafford doors.
Although Nielsen’s Everton stint is long in the past, their new manager Ronald Koeman moved to Goodison Park along with brother and assistant manager Erwin and fitness coach Jan Kluitenberg.
In other Everton news, one target has returned to training after Euro 2016 and has dropped a major hint on Twitter.