With Rene Meulensteen replacing Guus Hiddink as manager of Anzhi and Paul Scholes wanting some time out of the game to spend with his family, David Moyes has lost two people he had hoped to be in his coaching staff.
Still, as well as members of the coaching team from Everton, Moyes has appointed Ryan Giggs and Phil Neville, who familiarity with United should give him a real advantage.
“I did want to keep Rene Meulensteen and I wanted Paul Scholes,” said Moyes. “Paul Scholes, in time when he’s ready to come back, there will be a position for. I wanted to have something which was really involved with Manchester United. But I also needed it to be David Moyes’s era now so that meant me taking some of my own people. I couldn’t do it without the help of Ryan Giggs while Phil Neville had known a little bit at both clubs. But more importantly he probably knew how I worked at Everton. Phil and Ryan are young so it’s really important in this job that you also keep young open-minded thoughts around you because you don’t want to get too old in your ways.”