Everton’s Phil Neville to follow Moyes to Old Trafford.
Incoming Manchester United boss David Moyes is set to appoint Phil Neville as first-team coach at Old Trafford in one of a series of changes to the club’s backroom staff.
Neville, 36, will replaced Rene Meulensteen, 49, who is understood to have turned down a role coaching the youth team and is expected to be the fourth member of Sir Alex Ferguson’s backroom team to depart.
Assistant manager Mike Phelan, goalkeeping coach Eric Steele and Martin Ferguson, Sir Alex’s brother and chief scout, have all left already.
Joining Neville under Moyes are Steve Round, Chris Woods and Robbie Cooke, all of whom worked with the Scot at Everton.
Neville made almost 400 appearances for United before joining Everton in 2005 and had been linked with a shock move to replace Moyes at Goodison Park.
The former England international is set to join Stuart Pearce’s Englnad under-21 coaching set-up for the U21 European Championships in Israel before taking up his new role at Old Trafford.
Round, who has been Moyes’s assistant manager on Merseyside since 2008, is expected to take Phelan’s position, while Woods is in line to take over from Steele. Cooke, the chief scout at Everton, is likely to replace Ferguson, reports the Guardian.