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Melbourne City to appoint former Manchester United coach as new manager

Melbourne City are expected to appoint former Manchester United man Warren Joyce as their new coach this week.

The 52-year-old former Manchester United Reserves coach took a flight on Saturday ahead of finalizing terms with the Australian A League side, a partner club of Manchester City, according to Daily Mail.

Joyce spent six years as United’s reserves boss and helped many of the club’s youngsters make their breakthrough, such as of aul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard.

In 2016, the Englishman was appointed coach of then-Championship club Wigan. However, he was sacked after 4 months, with the club later relegated to League One.

Despite Joyce’s disappointing spell in Wigan, Melbourne are hoping his experience in youth training can help accelerate the development of their young players.

The club have been on the lookout for a new coach after John van ‘t Schip resigned in January, with Michael Valkanis taking over on an interim basis.