Warren Joyce is widely considered within the game to be one of the best coaches in the country and his achievements with the Manchester United Development Squads, including winning back to back Under 21 Premier League titles among several other trophies, are highly impressive.

He has coached current regular United first teamers Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford, along with players out on loan from Old Trafford this season, including Adnan Januzaj, James Wilson and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.

Premier League or Championship players to have come through Joyce’s United teams include Danny Welbeck, Darron Gibson, Tom Cleverley, Jonny and Corry Evans, Robbie Brady, Paddy McNair, Phil Bardsley, Craig Cathcart, Danny Drinkwater, Tom Heaton, Danny Simpson, Michael Keane, Joshua King, Tyler Blackett among many others.

As a player, Joyce was a talismanic midfielder who amassed over 700 career games for Preston North End, Bolton Wanderers, Plymouth Argyle and Hull City.

He first tasted management in 1998 in a player-coach capacity whilst still at Hull. The Tigers were on the verge of bankruptcy and facing relegation from the Football League, but Joyce steered them away from danger – and is still revered on Humberside for doing so.

Coaching spells at Leeds United, Stockport County and Tranmere Rovers followed before he joined Royal Antwerp as manager in 2006. The Belgian club had forged links with Manchester United and in 2008, Joyce returned to the UK as joint coach of the United Reserves team, alongside Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer. He took sole charge in 2010 and has been an integral part of their success.

Source: Wigan Athletic
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