New Manchester United manager David Moyes is set to raid former club Everton to complete his backroom team at Old Trafford, with Phil Neville, Steve Round, Chris Woods and Robbie Cooke all set to leave Goodison Park, according to the Guardian.
With first-team coach Rene Meulensteen understood to have followed assistant manager Mike Phelan, goalkeeping coach Eric Steele and chief scout Martin Ferguson out the exit door at the Theatre of Dreams, Moyes is moving to assemble his own backroom team ahead of the new season.
While Round, who was Moyes' No.2 at Everton for five years, and Woods, the goalkeeping coach on Merseyside since 1998, having long been linked with following Moyes this summer, Neville would represent a popular addition after a 18-year professional career spread over spells with United and The Toffees.
Neville will work as Stuart Pearce's assistant during the Under-21 European Championship in Israel and is expected to move to United this summer to work alongside Moyes, whom he performed such a role with during his final days at Everton.
The 36 year old is among the candidates to replace Moyes at manager at Everton this summer but will be tempted into a return to United, where he enjoyed 15 years at the club; graduating from the academy and being part of the famous 1992 Youth Cup winning side before going on to win 11 major honours at the club.
Upon learning of Moyes' appointment at Old Trafford, Neville admitted the Scot's ethos is made for United's long-term strategy.
"Man United are looking at the next 20 years," Neville said last week. "They've just given David Moyes a six-year contract. It is that kind of club.
"They invest in a certain kind of manager and that is why he is the best man for the job. There is no one else they could have invested in who would offer the same longevity as the previous manager.
"The pressure will always be there at United and David Moyes will have to win games and win trophies. He will do that.
"People talk about José Mourinho being the 'special one' but the gaffer has something special about him in his own way.
"He keeps producing. Every season at Everton people would say he is going to get stale and the club is going to finish in the bottom half but that never happened. He sucks everything out of everyone."
Everton's chief scout Cooke, who joined the club in 2002, has been credited with the signings of Leighton Baines, Marouane Fellaini and Nikica Jelavic during his 11-year tenure and is likely to complete Moyes' backroom team.