Phil Neville’s appointment to David Moyes’ staff has been confirmed by Manchester United this afternoon, with the former United utility man revealing he couldn’t resist a return to Old Trafford.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the younger Neville brother said:
“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. So when David called to give me this opportunity, I couldn’t resist. I gave my all when I played for Everton but it is no secret that this club is in my heart. 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.”
Whilst Moyes spoke highly of his new coach saying:
“I have known and worked with Philip for eight years and, in that time, I have come to know his dedication, ability to lead and appetite for hard work. In addition, of course, he understands the club very well and I think his addition to the coaching staff will be a valuable one.”
The appointment of Neville follows the announcement that Ryan Giggs will also be a part of David Moyes’ coaching staff this morning.