Date: 22nd May 2013 at 10:50am
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Phil Neville in unlikely to be joining David Moyes at Old Trafford

will take charge of Manchester sans Phil Neville, as the former United player is thought to want to fill the vacancy Goodison Park.

Many believed Neville, who has worked with England’s u21 side, would join Moyes as he headed to especially as he announced he would be leaving this summer. Neville has spent the past few season shadowing Moyes in preparation for a move into coaching, with his first official position under Moyes at Old Trafford looking likely.

But the captain has aspirations of management, and has apparently informed chairman Bill Kenwright that he is willing to take over from the departed Moyes.

Neville told The Guardian:

“I have prepared for the last five seasons and I have got some really nice decisions to make. I am prepared for every eventuality.

“I’ve not reached the end of my career and thought: ‘I know, I’ll be a manager.’ I have had a lot of experience, studying coaching practices. I’ve got files on every training session from the last three seasons.

“I have been away with the Under-21s. I’m half-prepared for what I am going in to. I pick his [Moyes’] brains constantly.”

Moyes is yet to make any decision regarding his back room staff, although it is believed his visit to Carrington earlier this week was to settle this matter.

Whilst it is thought there will not be any significant departures from Old Trafford, Moyes will likely bring in some of his own people with Neville initially thought to be amongst this number, so Moyes will have to reshuffle his deck to accomodate for missing out on his former player.