Date: 23rd March 2017 at 9:17am
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The recent sacking, by Wigan Athletic, of Warren Joyce, has seen speculation mount that Manchester United`s former reserve team manager, Warren Joyce, could be set for a return to Old Trafford.

However, we understand that will not be the case.

Although the position has yet to be filled, having been vacated in November, it seems that 52-year-old Joyce has burnt his bridges in deciding to take the Wigan job, a move that saw him axed after just twenty-four matches in charge.

Our associates over at the Manchester Evening News are firmly of the opinion that the post will be filled by a fresh face.

Nicky Butt continues to fill the post on a caretaker basis and is prepared to take his time in finding the right man for the job with Butt being quoted by our referenced source as having remarked,

“It’s something we’re looking at and something we’ve got to get right.

“It’s a very important age group to manage and look after. It’s the last step into the first team or into different clubs to try to make a career.

“It’s important and we’re going through the process of having interviews. We don’t want to make it a rush job and get the wrong person in.”


However, Butt has re-iterated that he doesn`t want the job on a full-time basis himself, further adding,

“I am enjoying it but there’s a bigger job and a bigger picture with the club to do, right from the Under-12s to the Under-23s, and it’s something I’m keen to get started again.”

But, there are concerns that the U23 side could suffer the humiliation of being relegated from the Premier League 2 Division One.

The side currently occupy 8th position in the 12 team table but are only 3 points better off than the bottom club.