Outgoing Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has assured the new manager that he will find the club a great place to work at.
The 32-year-old will leave the Red Devils for Inter Milan in the summer after over eight years at Old Trafford. During this time, the Serbian centre-back established himself as one of the best defenders in the world and won a plethora of trophies, including the Premier League five times, the League Cup thrice and the Champions League once.
United will undergo massive changes in the summer and are on the hunt for a permanent manager to replace Ryan Giggs, who took charge of first-team duties on an interim basis last month following the dismissal of David Moyes. Louis van Gaal is said to be the favourite to get the Old Trafford job, and the Netherlands national team coach himself has admitted that he would love to manage the team next season.
Vidic, who worked with Sir Alex Ferguson for over seven years and is considered by many United fans as a club legend, has now assured the next manager that he will be given all the support he needs to succeed. The defender underlines that the long-term strategy is there, and that everyone at the club helps each other.
‘The foundations are here’, he told United Review. ‘The club is structured well and there are so many nice people at the Aon Training Complex. That is the main thing. The manager who comes to Carrington should be relaxed about the people around him as he will have help from whoever he asks.
‘There are not people who will try to throw things his way, they will always be helpful and that is a great thing for the manager to have, whoever he is. I think he has a great base to achieve something big and I hope he is going to step up next year so United play an important role in English football again’.
United have endured a terrible 2013-14 season under Moyes and have failed to finish in the top four of the Premier League. Next campaign there will be pressure on the new manager not just to ascertain Champions League football, but also to win the league title and maybe even more.
However, as Vidic underlines, Van Gaal (or anyone else) will get the support he needs to achieve success. It will be up to the manager to use the available resources as best as he can.