The Manchester United ‘Glory Years’ look set to continue even after the departure of legend Sir Alex Ferguson as new manager David Moyes instilled Ryan Giggs and potentially Phil Neville into his backroom staff today.
The pair are products of the highly successful ‘Fergie Fledglings’ who won all in the game including a superb treble in 1999 and will provide additional knowledge into an already superb camp.
The former Everton manager, Moyes, has a hard task to follow as he looks to win his first major titles in the game, but this latest announcement is a sign of the continuity that is lacking at so many major clubs.
A recent stat in the paper showed that with the exception of Arsene Wenger, Alan Pardew is the longest serving manager in the Premiership with just over two years at the helm of Newcastle United, who have themselves caused some controversy in recent weeks.
Many clubs have managers who have had just over a year at the sides, with Chelsea and Manchester City both with managers who have had less than a month. You could arguably say though that with Jose Mourinho experience of everything will still mean Chelsea must be taken seriously.
Moyes of course is new but was a great leader at Everton during his ten year reign and will bring added impetus to an already star quality assembled side, who could well dominate the English game for a few years yet.
With Ferguson in the senior ambassadorial role at the club too, he will still have a watching pair of eyes, even though it is expected that Moyes will have free reign and Ferguson will be used sparingly by the former Preston North End manager.
With the club preparing for a pre-season tour in this month and the kick off for the new year fast approaching, Moyes is already putting his marker down but in that ‘United’ way.
For all those who believed it would mark the end of an era, watch this space because they will, as always, take some beating.