Nicky Butt has taken over as Manchester United’s reserve team boss on an interim basis.
With Warren Joyce being appointed as the new manager of Championship club Wigan Athletic earlier this week, United have decided to hand over the responsibility of keeping the reserve team in check over to Butt on an interim basis, till a new boss can be found.
Nicky Butt is a part of Manchester United’s fabled class of ’92, and has been an exceptional servant to the club. He was appointed as the Red Devils’ Head of Academy earlier in February, and has done a brilliant job so far, recruiting a number of scouts in order to get the club’s production line back to its best.
He has previously taken charge of the club’s Under-19 team that took part in the UEFA Youth League in 2013 and 2015.
On the other hand, Butt’s predecessor, Warren Joyce, has lavished praise on Jose Mourinho, for helping him and offering him advice, following his departure from the Old Trafford club to become the manager of Wigan Athletic.
“He gave me some good advice, wished me well and helped really,” Joyce told Sky Sports.
“It is just a mark of the people at a club like that. They are so helpful and I think that is why they have been so successful for a long period.
“I have had texts and calls in the last 24 hours, and even prior to it. It is a humbling experience when people take the time out to ring you and now I am just looking forward to the next four years really.”