Former South Africa international Quinton Fortune is set to get a coaching role at Manchester United, according to English newspaper The Telegraph.

Fortune, 42, who made 126 appearances at Old Trafford between 1999 and 2005 will be an assistant to Neil Wood at the club’s U23 team.

Wood will also be a new arrival in the technical to take the role of a head coach following the departure of Ricky Sbragia in May.

The appointment of Wood and Fortune is likely to be announced later this week along with new changes in the academy structure.

Meanwhile, United are yet to appoint a technical director and Darren Fletcher, the former club midfielder, has been linked with the post and has provided a useful sounding board for Woodward and others in recent months.