Manchester United manager David Moyes has moved quickly to allay rumours he will take the club in a completely new direction after agreeing coaching roles with Ryan Giggs and former player Phil Neville.
The boss, who started work on Monday, is wise to add these two experienced men to his backroom staff as a means of ensuring that the winning ethos instilled under Sir Alex Ferguson doesn’t leave Old Trafford.
Giggs has been appointed player-coach so the 39-year-old is can continue providing his talents on the pitch while passing experience to a younger generation off it. Neville, meanwhile, returns to the club he played for for a decade until following Moyes to Everton. He rose to become the Toffees’ club captain and that experience and working relationship with Moyes means he’ll fit in well at Carrington as United’s first-team coach.
The appointments should please United football betting fans, many of who rightly voiced their concern over the quick-fire changes at Old Trafford. Moyes is the boss now and it’s his prerogative to bring in his own coaching staff but some fans have feared the loss of Mike Phelan and co. from Sir Alex’s reign may destabilise the team somewhat.
Thankfully, keeping a settled coaching staff and promoting from within is likely to inspire the same confidence in this set-up as the players had under Sir Alex. United remain favourites in the live football online odds to win the Premier League title again next season and that confidence in the bookies is down to a solid squad and good management set-up.