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Man Utd youth coach set to join Salford City

Manchester United’s exodus of staff is continuing as Neil Wood, the club’s U23 manager, is set to leave the club to take up a role at the Class of 92’s Salford City.

Gary Bowyer was sacked by Salford earlier this week and he’s now set to be replaced by Wood, who has been in charge of United’s youth side since 2019.

That’s according to the Manchester Evening News, who say that Wood worked closely with Nicky Butt, the Salford co-owner, when the former United midfielder worked as head of first-team development at Old Trafford.

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Wood oversaw a promising run in the UEFA Youth League this season, topping their group before being narrowly eliminated by Borussia Dortmund on penalties.

He’s now set to put an end to his three-year stay as U23 boss as he becomes the fourth manager at Salford City in under three years.

Salford have endured a challenging season, finishing 10th in League Two under Gary Bowyer. The ambitious club were just two points away from the promotion play-off places last season and are eyeing a step up into League One under Wood.

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