Manchester United have appointed former Seasider Neil Wood as the new lead coach of their Under-23 side.
Wood, who came through the youth ranks at United, will work with Quinton Fortune as part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's restructuring of the club's coaching setup.
The 36-year-old played three games for Pool on loan from the Red Devils in 2006, and played another four games after making his move permanent.
Wood, a former Manchester United youth-team player, returned to the club as a coach in 2014.
Since then he has coached across United's Under-16s, Under-18s and Under-23s during his time at the club.
“It is a real honour to be appointed as lead coach for the Under-23s," Wood said.
"I have learnt a lot about this age group over the last few seasons.
"This club has been a major part of my life since I joined the academy in 1999 and I am delighted to continue that relationship in this role.
”The academy has a fantastic record of developing players ready to play for Manchester United and the opportunity to have a role in continuing that tradition is extremely exciting.“
Another of Solskjaer's former teammates Nicky Butt will be undertaking increased involvement in the team's overall programme.
Butt added: “The academy is completely focused on producing well-rounded players for our first team and we believe that this new structure provides the perfect platform to achieve this aim.
”Myself, Neil and Quinton have long-standing connections with Manchester United and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our roles that we will pass on to the young players.
"It is such an exciting time for the academy with Ole as first-team manager, who truly believes in the development of homegrown talent.
"It was a great source of pride that three academy graduates made their first-team debuts last season. As a group, we will now look to build on this success.”