Red Devils celebrity Gary Neville has stepped down as general manager at Salford City and English coach Nicky Butt is set to succeed him.
How was everything?
A number of former Red Devils stars, including Phil Neville and Paul Scholes, took control of Salford – a non-league outfit at the time – back in 2014. The meteoric rise has been seen by the 92 class, now the Ammies are pushing for promotion from League Two and Gary is ready to let former Old Trafford teammate Nicky take the reins while retaining his position as co-owner.
What did Gary Neville say?
Former English player Gary Neville told Salford’s official website that as the club has developed at such a pace, they need someone who can concentrate on him and be there every day. According to Neville, he is enjoying his eight years and can’t believe how much they have accomplished in that time and how proud he is of the hard work everyone at the club has put in to make the dream they had on the train come true. Gary Neville says he will now be able to sit back and enjoy game day play safely in the knowledge that he is in good hands.
A little about the topic
Nicky, who spent nine years working in the Man Utd academy system before cutting ties with the Premier League heavyweights in March 2021, said he became Salford’s new chief executive that he is thrilled and welcomes this opportunity, this pressure, this a responsibility. According to Nicky Butt, the club, the staff, the team and the fans are everything and what makes this club special and why they loved the club all these years ago. Butt says he is taking on the responsibility of being responsible for a long-term vision while focusing on short-term goals and what is needed now, and will work hard to get the club to where they believe it can be.