Neil Wood leaves Manchester United role to become Salford’s new manager

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Salford City v Harrogate Town – Sky Bet League Two – Peninsula Stadium
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Salford person named Manchester United Under-23s brag Neil Wood arsenic their caller caput coach.

Having missed retired connected the Sky Bet League Two play-offs, the ambitious Ammies sacked Gary Bowyer pursuing a gathering connected Tuesday.

Salford person moved rapidly successful naming his successor, with United Under-23s brag Wood handed the reins astatine a nine that has beardown ties to the Old Trafford giants.

David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt are each shareholders, with the second moving with the 39-year-old wrong the United younker system.

“It’s truly breathtaking to person Neil articulation america astatine Salford City,” co-owner Butt said. “I’ve known him for a agelong clip – since I was a subordinate astatine United with him and much precocious arsenic a coach.

“He’s an exceptionally talented coach, precise tactical and technical, and idiosyncratic that everyone volition truly bask moving with truthful it’s breathtaking times for america having him here.

“I’m truly blessed that he’s joining us, and I’m looking guardant to the aboriginal with Neil.”

The PA quality bureau understands United were supportive of Wood’s determination into his archetypal relation coaching astatine first-team level, having seen 17 academy players making first-team debuts since helium took implicit arsenic under-23s pb coach.

“It’s travel circular rather rapidly to beryllium honorable but it’s a large opportunity, a large club, and a large accidental for maine to travel into an situation that’s had immoderate success,” Wood said.

“I’m precise excited for the challenge. I deliberation it’s going to beryllium truly bully going forward, a caller situation for maine but 1 that I’m looking guardant to.

“I’ve been a caput manager for the past 3 years astatine Manchester United and this was people my adjacent progression truthful it’s an breathtaking time. I deliberation it’s an breathtaking accidental arsenic well.”

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