Nick Cox delighted to join MMMF as patron
United's Director of Academy, Nick Cox, has been announced as a new patron to the Manchester Munich Memorial Foundation (MMMF).
The charity is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the 1958 Munich Disaster, and works to raise money to support charitable causes in Manchester, Munich and Belgrade.
Cox is the fourth patron to the charity, joining Jane Gregg, Nick Murphy and John Aston Jnr.
The MMMF said: “It is with great pride, delight and honour that we can announce the appointment of our fourth patron to the charity, Manchester United’s Director of Academy, Mr Nick Cox.
“Nick was suggested by Manchester United following conversations on how we engage and educate our younger players and fan base on the history of the club.
“It became clear very quickly that, as Director of our club's football Academy and responsible for the development of all young players up to and including the Under-21s, there was a huge resonance with his role and the history and legacy of The Babes.”
Cox said: “I was delighted to be considered and then formally approached for the role of patron at Manchester Munich Memorial Foundation – my work at the Manchester United Academy has a synergy with our history of Sir Matt Busby, Jimmy Murphy and the Busby Babes.
“It is my job, in part, to make sure that our youth players fully understand and embrace the great legacy and history of our Football Club – which includes the great work of MMMF to preserve the memory of The Busby Babes.”
The MMMF's chairman, Pat Burns, said: “We wanted to appoint a patron from within the club. Strengthening the links between the charity and the club and cementing our future as trusted and respected partners.
“A patron who really knows our football club, our history, our fans and who understands the importance of the legacy of the Busby Babes. Through his work with the youth of Manchester United Nick is all of these things, and more.
“We are delighted that Nick has accepted the position and it adds such tremendous value to the reputation of our Charity.”