Former Manchester United player, Gary Neville was appointed as the manager of La Liga side Valencia on Wednesday, December 2.
At Valencia, Gary will be accompanied by his brother, Phil Neville who was named as the interim boss after Nuno stepped down from his position. The news of Gary being appointed as the manager was massive as it wasn’t really expected.
Gary will step into the manager’s shoes in the game against Lyon in the Champions League. This means he won’t be in the managerial position for Valencia’s game against the mighty Barcelona. Former Sky Sports expert Neville will be unveiled to the media on Thursday afternoon (3 pm, UK time).
G. Neville has been a top favourite of the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson, having played several matches under his reign. Ferguson was delighted by the news of Gary’s appointment and showed his support in the favour of the newly appointed Valencia gaffer.
‘’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,” Ferguson told Sky Sports News HQ.
“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.”
Gary said,‘’ I am absolutely thrilled to be given this opportunity with Valencia. I am really looking forward to working with the club’s talented group of players and am excited about the challenge ahead.” A press conference with the club president Layhoon Chan and Gary Neville will be organised tomorrow afternoon, 4 pm (local time) at Valencia’s Mestalla Stadium.