He joins a lengthy list of former United players who have worked
under Alex Ferguson and subsequently gone into management including Phil
Neville, Gary Neville, Gordon Strachan, Jaap Stam, Paul Ince, Bryan
Robson and Teddy Sheringham.
Here are five more ex-Red Devils who starred under Ferguson before moving into the dugout themselves:
1. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
The Norwegian took charge of the reserve
team at Old Trafford after his playing days were over before being
appointed manager of Molde in his native Norway in 2011, where he won
two domestic titles as well as the Norwegian Cup. He had a turbulent
eight-month spell at Cardiff in 2014 during which the club suffered
relegation from the Premier League.
Solskjaer rejoined Molde in October
2015 before being named United interim manager in December 2018 after
the sacking of Jose Mourinho.
The 45-year-old has won 10 and drawn one
of his opening 11 games to boost his hopes of landing the job on a
2. Steve Bruce
Former defender Bruce helped form the
bedrock of Ferguson's first period of sustained United success before
moving into management at the end of his playing career in 1998. Bruce's
first lengthy managerial spell came at Birmingham - he led the club
into the Premier League in 2007.
Bruce next managed Wigan, guiding the
club to an 11th-place Premier League finish in 2008/09. Spells at Hull,
Sunderland and Aston Villa followed and he recently took charge of
Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.
3. Roy Keane
The tough-tackling Ireland midfielder had
stints with Sunderland and Ipswich before working as Ireland assistant
under boss Martin O'Neill. Keane and O'Neill helped Ireland reach Euro
2016 via the play-offs, but were knocked out in the last 16 by France.
The duo relinquished their national roles in November 2018 but have been
reunited at Nottingham Forest.
4. Ryan Giggs
Wales winger Giggs stepped straight from
the pitch into the club's backroom staff at Old Trafford as a
player-coach assistant to new boss David Moyes in 2013.
When Moyes was
sacked, Giggs took over as caretaker boss until the end of the season,
before moving fully into coaching at the club under Louis van Gaal.
Giggs left Old Trafford when Jose Mourinho was appointed manager in
2016. In January 2018 he succeeded Chris Coleman as Wales manager.
5. Mark Hughes
Hughes's first managerial role was also in
charge of Wales. He enjoyed a successful stint at Blackburn before
moving to Manchester City in 2008, where he was eventually replaced by
Roberto Mancini in December 2009 after failing to live up to Sheikh
Mansour's lofty ambitions.
Mixed spells with Fulham, QPR and Stoke
followed before Hughes's last job, in charge of Southampton, ended in