Phil Jones, not the most technical defender but he’ll do whatever it takes to prevent a goal.
Every Manchester United fan remembers the moment Jones used his head while on the floor to stop Olivier Giroud from scoring.
After a remarkable 12-year career at Old Trafford, Phil Jones has stepped into a new chapter following the expiration of his contract during the summer. The former Manchester United defender took to social media to announce his exciting career choice as he begins his journey into coaching.
Start of a new journey. Great to begin the global football sport directorship course with the PFA business school, learning new things about the game, whilst also continuing to push ahead with my A licence and badges at the club that gave me so much.
Excited to get started. pic.twitter.com/a1SATTx4TP
— Phil Jones (@PhilJones4) September 26, 2023
Jones is investing in his future in football by enrolling in a course related to sporting directorship.
Throughout his football career, Jones faced challenges due to a series of injuries, ultimately limiting him to just 13 appearances in the final four seasons. Nevertheless, his dedication and determination were unparalleled, leaving a lasting impression on fans and fellow players.
Hailing from Blackburn Rovers, Phil Jones was signed by Manchester United in 2011 during the tenure of the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson. His resilience as a defender would be missed.