Manchester United have confirmed that Nicky Butt has taken charge of the Reserves side on a temporary basis until a new coach can be found.
The move has been made as a result of Warren Joyce opting to leave his post in favour of becoming the new Wigan Athletic manager earlier this week, as confirmed on the club’s official website.
Butt, who has held positions as the Under-19s coach and more recently the club’s Head of Academy, appears to be doing something right as he’s evidently well thought of by the United hierarchy.
He’ll now take charge of his first game against Brentford on Saturday in a friendly before they take on Sunderland in a Premier League 2 encounter on November 21.
It’s all very promising for the 41-year-old regardless of the fact that it is a temporary role, as he’ll continue to build experience within the club and hope to continue to play an instrumental part in their future.
Given that he’s the only remaining member of the Class of 92 still at the club, supporters will be hoping that the former midfielder can forge a successful career at Old Trafford, and he could well take the job permanently depending on how the club wish to reshuffle things.