Former Man United favourite appointed reserve team coach
Nicky Butt has been appointed by Sir Alex Ferguson as a reserve team coach so that the former Man United favourite can gain valuable experience to aid his future career as a manager, according to the Daily Mail.
The ex-united midfielder made 387 appearances for the Red Devils, before moving on to Newcastle and Birmingham. Butt, who also has 39 England caps to his name, will now be assisting Warren Joyce to compete in the Barclays Under 21 Premier League, the Lancashire Senior cup and the Manchester Senior Cup.
Butt has been awarded his coaching badges, allowing him to manage a top flight team, but has opted to join the coaching team at Carrington to get back to the training ground and pick up some tips from his old boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
“He’s had a few opportunities to take on jobs but wanted just a wee bit of a chance to revisit the training ground again to get himself back into sync, which we’re happy to do because he was a fantastic servant to us” said the United manager.
“I don’t know what his long-term future is but, in the meantime, he’s helping out with the reserves.”
Man United youngster Tom Thorpe is pleased with the new addition to the coaching staff.
‘It’s brilliant, Especially when a player with a lot of experience comes back and has done it from an early age” said the novice defender.
“He was at the club for quite a while and has gone through to the first team. It’s great for him to pass on his experience and different ways of playing with different styles” he added.