Rene Meulensteen has been told by Man United manager Louis van Gaal that he will not be reinstalled on the club's coaching staff next season.
Meulensteen spent 12 years at Old Trafford and was appointed first team coach in 2008 before leaving the club following the arrival of David Moyes.
The 50-year-old is available after being sacked by Fulham in February but fellow Dutchman Van Gaal has ruled out a return to the Red Devils.
"I would have been keen to go back," said Meulensteen at the release of the LMA Annual Castrol European Managers and Coaches Survey.
"I spent 12 years at what is a fantastic club and never left Man United because I fell out with anyone there.
"But they've chosen to appoint Louis van Gaal and he has decided to bring in his own people so that is not an option.