The Manchester Evening News report that Manchester United’s search for a new under-23s manager has concluded, five months after Warren Joyce left for Wigan Athletic after many successful years at the club.
In December, it was suggested that former-Reds Paul Scholes and Phil Neville were candidates to replace Joyce, along with Chelsea’s Adi Viveash.
Nicky Butt has worked with Tommy Martin as manager of the under-23s since Joyce left, but has no desire to take the job on full-time, instead concentrating on running the academy.
Viveash left Chelsea earlier this month, making him the favourite for the Man Utd job. He had great success with Chelsea over nine years, at various age groups. He won the FA Youth Cup and the UEFA Youth League twice.
It’s unlikely that Scholes or Neville will be the choice going forward. Butt insisted that United were looking tirelessly for the perfect candidate, knowing that the under-23 stage is one of the most important in youth football, being the final step before the senior game.
According to MEN, an announcement is imminent.