Phil Neville hoping to stay at Manchester United

Phil Neville is hoping that he will be a part of Louis van Gaal's coaching team at Manchester United.

Phil Neville has expressed his desire to remain a part of the coaching staff at Manchester United.

The 37-year-old, who had a 10-year playing stint with United up until 2005, returned to Old Trafford last summer in the role of first-team coach under David Moyes.

Moyes was sacked in April, but Neville, along with his former teammates Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt took charge of the team for the remaining four games of the season.

Giggs has been retained as the assistant to new boss Louis van Gaal, who was appointed on Monday, but it is uncertain as to whether Neville, Scholes and Butt will be kept on.

However, when asked by Sky Sports News about his future, Neville replied: "[Van Gaal has] got massive experience from coaching some of the biggest teams in the world. He comes with a fantastic pedigree. It's the first foreign manager that Manchester United have had, so it's interesting times ahead.

"We've got to make sure we improve upon last season and hopefully with a new manager we can get back to challenging for titles and European medals.

"I hope [that I will stay]. It's business as usual as far as I'm concerned. I was first-team coach last year, but I'm not sure what my role will be next year. Over the next couple of weeks I'll find out about my role and hopefully I will be involved at Man United."

It has already been confirmed that Van Gaal will be joined in United by dugout by Frans Hoek and Marcel Bout.

Netherlands' coach Louis van Gaal attends a training session of the Dutch national football team in Hoenderloo on May 7, 2014
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