Nicky Butt promoted as Man Utd restructure Academy

Date published: Monday 22nd July 2019 6:56

Nicky Butt: Former player appointed head of academy

Nicky Butt has been named as Manchester United’s head of first team development, the club have announced.

Butt has been promoted to head of first team development and will now work closely with former Solskjaer, while United have also confirmed Nick Cox has replaced Butt as the club’s head of Academy in a restructuring.


“ Manchester United is in my DNA and this is a very proud moment for me as I take on this new role,” the former Birmingham and Newcastle midfielder said.

“I am passionate about nurturing, developing and coaching the talent we have here to become top players at this club.

“Under Ole’s leadership, our vision will ensure that we continue to provide the right environment for our young players to thrive in.”

United chief Ed Wooward told the club’s website: “These changes will further enhance the excellent work and results we have seen over many decades in our Academy system and enable us to continue our proud traditions of producing world-class players capable of playing and excelling in the first team.”

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