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.
Neville left United in 2005, signed by Moyes at Everton and will now follow his boss back to Everton.
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.