Again, I'm sick of this (not aimed at you) familiar faces / knew the club tropes. It does nothing, it adds nothing, and no kids of aspiring ambitions would be motivated by Darren Fletcher. His academy years also left much to be desired with him not making it until somehow he fake it till he make it for a short peak of his career. He's in no position to coach other, I doubt our academy players would play well with his outdated coaching method. We were never a team that are good with possession under Fergie, we played a different brand of football that can't be imparted and probably not a good spring board for academy players.Because it's a totally different role to the one operated by Mislintat at Ajax. Fletcher does a bit of coaching across the first team and U23s/academy and helps the young players integrated into first team training to adapt because he's a familiar face. He also mentors them as someone who has come through the academy himself and been trained in the highest values of professionalism under Ferguson. He is also there to give his opinions on young talent to ETH.
He's more than qualified for that role and I believe all the criticism he gets is due to a misunderstanding of what he actually does. He doesn't have that much power. I'm very comfortable having him in the position he's in - he was a super pro and is a bright man.
Have a look at Ajax / Bayern / Any other top Europe team coaches and come up with their experiences. They're all trained and actually study their traits. It's like saying anyone who can speaks English can be a good PE teacher.