BREAKING NEWS: Nicky Butt QUITS as Man United head of first-team development after nine years nurturing Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Co in a shock move as he hunts ‘a new challenge’
Nicky Butt is stepping down as head of first-team development at Manchester United, the club has confirmed.
The former Red Devil is set to leave Old Trafford after a nine-year tenure, in which he held coaching roles before moving onto development positions.
Butt had been responsible for overseeing the development of the likes of Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood, but has now decided to quit his post in search of a ‘new challenge.’
Nicky Butt is stepping down as head of first-team development at Manchester United
In a statement on their official website, United said: ‘He leaves the club with the warmest best wishes of everyone at Manchester United and our thanks for his important contribution to nurturing a succession of homegrown players who have made it to the first team during his time at the Aon Training Complex.
‘He has also played a key role in bringing in a new generation of talented staff and leaders to take the Academy forwards.
‘Marcus Rashford, Scott McTominay, Axel Tuanzebe, Dean Henderson and Mason Greenwood are among those that Nicky has worked closely with during a period when our Academy has renewed its reputation as one of the most productive in world football.’
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