It was recently confirmed that Gary Neville had accepted the job to manage La Liga giants Valencia, with his younger brother Phil all set to assist him in his work at the club. The news came as a surprise to many, who did not expect to see the former Red Devils’ defensive superstar in such a role any time soon, though he has had a lot of success as a player and has been quite a knowledgeable pundit as well and was in recent times with the England national side. Further, the first team coach of the Three Lions will now be in charge of the Spanish outfit till the end of the current campaign at least.
His younger brother Phil has been coaching at the Primera Division club since July and will now work along with the 40-year-old right-back in Spain.
The fans have had their say in the whole situation with mostly positive reactions to it, yet one man whose opinion would surely matter in this case would be their former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
In a recent interview with Sky Sports, backing his two former players, the ex-United manager stated, “Gary has many attributes that suggest he will be successful in management. His leadership skills are strong, he’s honest and he’s hard working. He is the type of character who is not afraid of making big decisions, which is a vital skill when leading.
“I think he’ll do well and I wish him, and his brother Phil, good luck.”