Gary Neville Assures World That Phil Neville Is Happy To Have Him As His Boss

Gary Neville Assures World That Phil Neville Is Happy To Have Him As His Boss

Unless you've been detached from social media, or any sort of media for that matter for the last 24 hours, you'll be aware that Gary Neville has been appointed as Valencia manager until the end of the season.

No longer will he brighten our evening on Monday Night Football, Neville begins the next chapter in his coaching career and was today unveiled by the club.

One of the stranger aspects of the arrangement is that Gary will now be the boss of his brother Phil, who was a coach at the club previous to the appointment.

"I don't see any problems," Neville said at today's mammoth press conference. "If Phil wasn't here, I would want him here. He's hard-working and talented and from my point of view I'm delighted he's part of the coaching set-up."

"We don't do niceties, we talk about actions. My conversations with Phil have been around information and asking advice. There's no negativity at all."


Phil began working with Valencia this year, having worked closely with David Moyes at Everton and less memorably with the Scot at Manchester United, but was overlooked for the position in favour of his older brother.

Gary went on to outline his targets for the club and to the surprise of no one, aimed to bring instant success to the club.

"The intention is to deliver success straight away," he said. "We understand that it is a roller-coaster, that clubs go through periods that are less good than others.

"I don't do short-term. That's why I wanted to come here, they have young players, the owners didn't want the club overhauled, to work with the quality here."

Neville went on to cite the influence of Sir Alex Ferguson in his development as a player and a coach, concluding that he has high standards for the club in the coming months ahead.

"I only know one way in football, and that's to win every match. It's what the fans expect, and I expect and the players expect."

See also: Gary Neville Turned Down A Hell Of An Offer To Take Over At Valencia

Cian Roche

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