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Manchester United Treble Winner Achieves Career Highlight After Promotion With Non League Side

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Manchester United Treble Winner Achieves Career Highlight After Promotion With Non League Side

Jonathan Greening, who was part of Manchester United's treble winning team has earned promotional in his first managerial job.

The former United man joined the club from York City at the start of the 98/99 campaign. He was perhaps not as famous as the other players in that sqaud but the midfielder was on the bench for their famous win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

His time at United came to an end in 2001. He then had stints at Middlesbrough, West Brom and Fulham in the Premier League, making over 300 appearances for the three mentioned clubs.

He eventually called time on his playing career in 2017 after a career lasting 21 years.

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Now aged 43, he has had his first taste as a manager, having been appointed the manager of Scarborough Athletic last year. This season, he led his Scarborough side to promotion after a 2-1 play off final win over Warrington Town earlier this month, earning a place in the National League North next season.

Greening spoke about this achievement after the match, stating that it is one of the highlights of his career.

He said: "This is definitely up there with one of the highlights of my career."

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"There's been a lot of pressure on us and we've had to win our last five games of the season to get promoted, which is not an easy task in any league."

Greening led the team to a third place finish, earning a place in the play offs. They got past Matlock to set up a final against Warrington, eventually winning promotion. The National League North is the highest division the club have ever reached since its founding as a phoenix club in 2007, following the folding of Scarborough FC.

Greening has his sights on achieving bigger things at the club.

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He told The Athletic: "Football means so much to this town, I think back to when I was a kid, in the ’80s, and Neil Warnock brought us into the [Football] League."

"The old ground was packed and football brought Scarborough together. We want to get back to that."

Greening knows that he will have a big job on his hands if he is to continue bringing his team up the tiers of the English football pyramid.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester United

Marcus Chan
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