- Jul 13, 2019
The Atlantic published a long interview with Nicky Butt: https://theathletic.com/2869800/202...ystem-fell-behind-and-learning-from-mourinho/ (sorry, you need a subscription). Among other things he was asked about why he left in March. Nicky spent 10 years as coach, academy head and first team player development head. These are very key roles. His departure was somewhat unexpected. In explaining the departure, Nicky talked about him not seeing what was next at United and that frustrating him, but he also mentioned something more odd, and pointed:
What do you think he meant by "some of the stuff going on at the club"?This time, I was getting irritated about some of the stuff going on at the club. I felt irritable within myself. I needed to change. Most people don’t leave Man United unless they have something lined up. I had nothing lined up. I just knew my personality, how I react to things and that it was time to leave.