Nicky Butt leaves Man United to pursue ‘new skilled problem’

Nicky Butt leaves Man United to pursue ‘new skilled problem’

Nicky Butt took on the function of head of first-team improvement at Man United in 2019. Picture by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Photos

Nicky Butt has left his function as head of first team improvement at Manchester United.

Butt, who made 387 appearances as a participant at Previous Trafford and has additionally beforehand been head of the academy, mentioned he’s leaving to pursue “a brand new skilled problem.”

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“Having come via the academy myself to play virtually 400 video games for Manchester United, it has been an absolute privilege to come back again and work with a brand new era of expertise making that very same journey,” Butt mentioned.

“I am pleased with the function everybody on the workers performs in giving our younger footballers the very best likelihood of fulfilling their potential, and the outcomes are clear to see within the elevated variety of homegrown gamers reaching the primary team.

“I already know from my enjoying days how troublesome it’s to go away Manchester United, however it seems like the best second for a brand new skilled problem and I stay up for exploring alternatives that construct on the nice experiences I’ve had right here over the previous 9 years.”

After ending his enjoying profession in 2011, Butt he took over as head of United’s academy in February 2016. In July 2019, he took on the newly created function of head of first-team improvement to assist ease the pathway for children into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s senior squad.

“Nicky will all the time be a legend of Manchester United as a six-time Premier League winner and, after all, an integral a part of our Treble-winning team,” Solskjaer mentioned.

“That pedigree has made him an incredible supply of steerage and inspiration to our academy gamers since he returned to the membership.

“We’re all going to overlook him across the Aon Coaching Complicated however Nicky is aware of he’ll all the time be welcome again.”

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