Phil Neville becomes another new coaching addition at Old Trafford.
Former Manchester United and Everton stalwart Phil Neville has returned to Old Trafford after an eight-year absence to join Ryan Giggs on David Moyes’ coaching team.
Neville had been linked with several high profile back-room jobs, including the post at the Toffees left by Moyes and the Stoke job, but has decided to follow his former manager back to the Reds Devils.
“When I retired from football, I knew that I wanted to continue in the game; it’s something that I have been preparing for over the last few years,” the 36-year-old told the club’s website.
“So when David called to give me this opportunity, I couldn’t resist.
“I’ve really enjoyed working with David and his staff as a player and I think that, together with Ryan, we can make a real contribution to Manchester United.”
Neville will join former team mate of 11 years Giggs on Moyes’ staff as the Welshman was also confirmed as a new coaching addition at United, but will continue to play as well for at least one more season.
The appointment of the retired defensive midfielder continues the overhaul by the new boss at the Theatre of Dreams, having also appointed three Everton coaches this week – including Steve Round as the new assistant manager.
The ex-England international certainly knows what it takes to achieve great things at United, having won six Premier League titles, three FA Cup trophies and a Champions League winners medal under previous manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Neville is now part of the Moyes era at the English champions though and will be hoping to help deliver instant success for the Scot in his new coaching role.