Nicky Butt to be given position at Manchester United under Van Gaal

Nicky Butt to be given position at Manchester United under Van Gaal

Nicky Butt will remain at Manchester United when Louis van Gaal officially takes over after the World Cup, according to the Daily Mail.

Butt, a member of the Class of ’92, coached United’s Under-19 team in the UEFA Youth League last season and has been working alongside Warren Joyce with the Under-21s.

The Daily Mail reports that the former United midfielder did not express a desire to leave and will be confirmed in charge of the Under-19s for the upcoming season.

Butt became a first team coach in April, when Ryan Giggs promoted his former teammate to the first team fold following the departure of David Moyes. Van Gaal is set to bring in his own backroom men, which will see Butt return to his role with the youth team.

The future of both Phil Neville and Paul Scholes remains up in the air. A decision will be made after the World Cup, where Neville is currently working as a pundit for the BBC. Phil returned to Old Trafford as part of Moyes’ coaching staff, while Scholes was named as temporary assistant manager during Giggs’ interim spell in charge.

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Dan is a freelance journalist whose passion for European and South American football is only bettered by his love for Manchester United. He covers opinion columns and has also been published on The Guardian.