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"Jimmy knows the game very, very well and knows his players so those sort of people are what you need and that’s why David has taken him to Old Trafford."

- Joe Jordan

03/07/2013 17:31, Report by Adam Marshall
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Jordan endorses Lumsden

went and got Jimmy for similar reasons to why I got him.

"Hence Jimmy was at Celtic as an experienced player and Moyesy was starting out so they go back quite a bit as well. Moyesy knew what he was getting – someone from those days, someone he trusts and still trusts and that’s very important. You want someone with an opinion – you don’t want someone simply agreeing with you but saying what they think. 

"You, as a manager, take on board what the people about you are telling you, and what their angle is, plus their insight, and look at it from another view. Then you make your mind up. It’s priceless. Along with the other things – Jimmy knows the game very, very well and knows his players so those sort of people are what you need and that’s why David has taken him to Old Trafford."

Lumsden will certainly relish the task at United after collecting so much experience during his lengthy service to the game.

"It’s one of the biggest jobs in the world at any stage of your career," Jordan pointed out. "But that’s what you strive to do – to play at the top and then, whatever profession you’re in, as a coach or manager, you want to do that at the top and do it with the top team." 

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