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Man Utd: ‘Nicky leaves the club with the warmest best wishes’

Thu 25 March 2021 | 3:08

Nicky Butt left his role as Manchester United’s head of first-team development.


Manchester United


Nicky Butt

had been at Old Trafford in different roles for the past nine years and he has recently decided to left his current role as Manchester United’s head of first-team development, according to

Sky Sports


The club stated:

"Nicky 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."

Butt said:

"Having come through the Academy myself to play almost 400 games for Manchester United, it has been an absolute privilege to come back and work with a new generation of talent making that same journey.

"I'm proud of the role everyone on the staff plays in giving our young footballers the best possible chance of fulfilling their potential, and the results are clear to see in the increased number of homegrown players reaching the first team.

"I already know from my playing days how difficult it is to leave Manchester United, but it feels like the right moment for a new professional challenge and I look forward to exploring opportunities that build on the great experiences I've had here over the past nine years.”

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also said:

"Nicky will always be a legend of Manchester United as a six-time Premier League winner and, of course, an integral part of our Treble-winning team. That pedigree has made him a great source of guidance and inspiration to our Academy players since he returned to the club.

"We are all going to miss him around the Aon Training Complex but Nicky knows he will always be welcome back."

source: SportMob