Ex-Manchester United right-back Phil Neville has been appointed as the assistant manager of La Liga side Valencia CF. He will act as a deputy to the head coach Nuno Espirito Santo on the bench.
In an official statement, the club confirmed: “Valencia CF are pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Neville as assistant manager of the first team, joining the coaching staff headed by Nuno Espirito Santo. The former Manchester United and Everton player has previously occupied the assistant role at Old Trafford, under both David Moyes and interim replacement Ryan Giggs.
Neville offers a wealth of footballing knowledge to a club in constant growth.”
Nuno Espirito Santo sounded happy as he spoke about his newly appointed assistant. He opined: “Phil Neville has great experience at the top level of competition, but above all he has knowledge and values that fit perfectly with our team and our club. He has always been a team player, and our philosophy is based on teamwork. We are – and want to continue to be – a group. I am convinced that he is going to help us a lot.”
The defender has vast experience of playing in the Premier League for Manchester United and Everton. The 38-year-old ex-footballer had spent 10 seasons at United from 1995 to 2005 and 8 seasons at Everton, 2005 to 2013. He has also worked as an assistant at Manchester United under interim manager Ryan Giggs and current club boss Louis van Gaal.
The club also confirmed the news on social media:
— Valencia CF English (@valenciacf_en) June 28, 2015