Nicky Butt

Where is Nicky Butt now?

As one of the immensely talented group of players that came up through the Manchester United academy known as “Fergie’s Fledglings”, Nicky Butt had a fantastic career with the club winning many trophies including the famous “Treble”, in 1999.

He also won 39 caps for the England national side between 1997 and 2004 and represented his country in both the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the 2004 European Championships.

After leaving United in 2004 he joined Newcastle United spending six years there before finishing his career in Hong Kong with a club called South China.

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After hanging up his boots, Butt returned to Old Trafford in 2012 as one of the coaches of the under 21’s side.

After the dismissal of David Moyes in April 2014, Butt stepped up from his youth coach role to assist interim first team manager Ryan Giggs until the end of the season.

When Louis van Gaal took over as manager of Manchester United, he stayed on as coach of their under 21’s side.

In February 2016 after a club restructure, Butt was appointed as head of Manchester United’s academy and was promoted again in July 2019 to head of first-team development reporting to former team mate Ole Gunnar Solksjaer.

Away from football coaching he is a co-owner of Salford City along with Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and the Neville brothers.

Along with his ‘Class of 92’ team-mates, Butt will be opening a university in 2019 called UA92 which is backed by Lancaster University and Trafford council.

The institution will aim to attract students who otherwise might not go on to higher education and plans to offer “broader courses than traditional degrees, designed to enhance life skills as well as employability”.

In July 2018, Butt graduated from the The FA’s highest coaching qualification – The FA Level 5 (UEFA Pro) in Coaching Football course.

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Nicky Butt: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forBirmingham City, Manchester United, Newcastle United

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