Neville to play his part at Euro 2016

Gary Neville will focus his attention on making preparations as Roy Hodgson’s assistant ahead of the European Championship in France this summer, with England hoping to end fifty years of hurt by returning as champions.

The former Manchester United right back must put his personal anguish aside for the greater good of his country, with the 41-year-old recently losing his job at Valencia following a poor run of form. He showed real humility and honesty in admitting that his record at the Mestalla was not of the standard that the club, and he himself, demanded, although it could be argued that the problems at Valencia runs much deeper than at managerial level.

Neville will certainly have learnt from his experience in Spain, and while Coral may include him in the odds race to replace Hodgson when the 68-year-old decides to call it a day, the England manager will look to his right-hand man to provide the guidance and assistance he needs to mount a strong challenge during Euro 2016.

Having a person who won eighty-five caps for England, and played under one of the best managers ever to grace the game in Sir Alex Ferguson during nineteen hugely successful years at Manchester United, as the assistant team manager has made an immediate improvement to performances on the pitch.

The entire England setup deserve praise for qualifying for Euro 2016 with a 100% record, and although critics will point to the fact that the group was relatively weak and posed no real challenge, you can only beat what is in front of you. Neville’s friendly and warming persona has certainly been welcomed by the players, who are reported to share an excellent relationship with an assistant manager with a bright mind and eye for detail in terms of tactics and coaching methods.

This bond will have to remain strong if England are to fulfil their position as one of the strong favourites, with ardent fans likely to back the team through Euro 2016 betting at Coral to go all the way. Neville will play a big role in trying to keep the players focused and in good spirits, particularly with the younger players who may hold the key to England’s chances this summer.

England certainly have the quality and talent within the squad to not only progress from Group B which contains Russia, Wales and Slovakia, but also make a strong case for the latter stages. Neville may have played in teams in the past which promised so much yet failed to deliver, but while expectation levels appear to be much lower than has been the case in previous tournaments, excellent performances in recent international friendlies against France and Germany provide signs of encouragement.

Dele Alli, Ross Barkley and Eric Dier have all shown maturity beyond their years in England colours, while Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy have brought their superb goal-scoring form from the Premier League onto the international stage.

England are certainly reaping the benefits of selecting players who are high in confidence, and it will be up to Neville and Hodgson to ensure that those that are selected in the 23-man squad are not only fit and ready to go after a long domestic season for their respective clubs, but also handle the pressure of representing their country at a major international tournament.

This is where Neville will play a crucial role this summer, and while the likes of Germany, France and Spain are considered stronger favourites than England in the latest Euro 2016 betting odds, the assistant manager will want to see the team play with passion, commitment and belief that might take them all the way.

Why Gary Neville is the greatest right back in Premier League history

Gary Neville is now widely known across the United Kingdom for his role as a pundit on Sky Sports, however it wasn’t always this way. For years, Neville played for Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson – and what a player he was. It could be argued that Neville, who played over 400 matches for the Red Devils during his ten-year career at Old Trafford, is actually the best right back in Premier League history… and here’s why.

Neville was incredibly consistent. While he wasn’t the most adventurous of full-backs, his defensive displays were simply outstanding and he played a key role in United’s success under Ferguson. Neville’s reliability, intelligence and ability to read the game are just three of the main traits that appealed to Ferguson and he was a true leader of the defensive unit before hanging up his boots in 2011.

Although Neville scored just five goals in his career, he loved to get involved in attacks if given the opportunity. Neville’s crossing ability was, on the most part, phenomenal for a right-back and his accurate, cross-field passes helped to switch the play and shape of the attack on a regular basis. Neville is a member of United’s famous “Class of 92” and his ability to play at the highest level for a prolonged period is testament to his talent and fitness.

There have been a number of other superb candidates who could stake their claim as the top flight’s greatest right-back. Manchester City star Pablo Zabaleta has played an instrumental role in their recent triumphs and the Argentina forward must be considered. Another potential contender is Lee Dixon. The former Arsenal right-back played over 450 matches for the Gunners before his retirement in 2002.

Nowadays, you can find Neville keeping viewers up to date with all of the latest news and results on Sky Sports. If you are unable to watch his punditry, you can keep up with the score updates via Football Scores’ website. They are the UK’s leading football scores website and have goal updates and results on various leagues across the world. Unfortunately for them, they don’t have a Gary Neville providing world class analysis though!

Despite the contributions of both Zabaleta and Dixon, Neville is still widely regarded as the Premier League’s greatest right-back. Neville’s impact throughout his illustrious career at Old Trafford stands him tall above his rival right-backs and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the former United star hold his own as the top flight’s greatest right back for the next 10-15 years.


Gary Neville has said that when it comes to managing crucial matches, there is no one in the world who can beat Jose Mourinho.

Chelsea secured a fantastic win the other day against their biggest title rival Manchester City and that too playing away. The Blues would have been a bit low on confidence going into that match as they had managed to grab only one point in their previous league encounter against West Ham United, but, they executed their plans perfectly at Etihad and made up for that setback that they had against the Hammers.

Chelsea is still behind Manchester City in the league table though, but, with that win, they have shown everyone what a quality side they are. If they get on a roll from here on, it would be really difficult for the other title contenders to stop them.

As far as Mourinho is concerned, he has taken a lot of hammering from various former players for his tactics this season, but, he didn’t do anything in that Manchester City game which the critics can point their fingers on. His tactics were spot on and he guided his team to the invaluable 3 points.

Talking to the reporters about Mourinho yesterday, Neville said, “He is one of those guys who just wait for the big occasions. You would have seen how busy he was during that City game. He wanted to get every minor thing right.”

“I don’t think there are too many managers who are smarter than him. He has the capability to outthink most of them.”

Most of the Chelsea fans who were unhappy with Mourinho after his decision to let Juan Mata go would have softened their stance just a little bit after that emphatic win over City.


The former captain of Manchester United Gary Neville who made over 390 appearances for the same club said that the team which is now lead by David Moyes have had their Premier League title dreams crushed after going through a fairly mediocre start of the season.

“To say that as a United fan is hard because in years gone by you’d say anything was retrievable, but at this moment in time they’re not in that mindset of even thinking about the title.

“They’re thinking probably ‘let’s get our next win’, not about winning their next title. If they won the title it would be the greatest championship they have ever won, it really would. But I don’t see it because I think at this moment in time they’ve really got to consolidate, get themselves together, get that belief back, start to pick up points and not even think about the championship.”

When talking about which club has the best squad available at the moment, he went on to praise Manchester City and Liverpool.

He said: ‘Liverpool this season are an interesting one as they can play the same team week in week out as they haven’t got European football, you have to put that down as a factor in their success.

The 38 years old former footballer Neville said however that Manchester City are looking as the favorites on winning the title this season.

‘If you look at the four players that Manchester City added in the summer they are, to me, looking like the title favorites at the moment.’

Manchester United managed to scrape a 3-2 victory against Hull City as they have been trying to cope with the absence of Robin van Persie who is out injured and now are on a 5 match streak without having dropped any points and will need to continue with the positive streak if they want to continue with the positive streak.

Gary Neville hails Mourinho for backing Torres

England assistant coach and television pundit Gary Neville believes Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is due a lot of credit for getting faltering striker Fernando Torres back in decent form and for his performances in the 2-1 win against Manchester City last weekend.

The Spanish international striker set up German striker Andre Schurrle for the first goal before pouncing on a mistake by Joe Hart in the City goal in the dying minutes to score and put the game to bed in an absorbing encounter at Stamford Bridge. This was his first goal in the Premier League this season and there is no doubting the immense value of the goal as well.

And speaking to English daily, Gary Neville stated that he can see that slowly but surely, Mourinho is bringing out the best from Torres once again after the player struggled since his whopping £ 50 million move from Liverpool in January 2011.

The former Manchester United right back also stated that the player himself deserves a lot of credit as well. There have been many times when he plays but is not a threat to the opposition which he can be but in recent weeks, he has taken his game up a few notches and one can see that same pace and guile and danger lurking when he is around.

Neville mentioned that although he missed a sitter in the match, the way he recovered was immense. Over the next seven or eight minutes, he lifted the crowd and the crowd too responded to him and that is what a centre forward should be doing.

And then came his pass for Schurrle before Torres himself got in on the act and Gary Neville can see the glimpses of the Torres that was menace to opposition defenses during his Liverpool days.

Gary Neville says home grown talent is always better

Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes the modern trend of club’s looking for a quick fix to their on-field problems have had a long term effect on English youngsters and have prevented them from reaching the top.

The former England international has claimed that the national game in the country is nearing a very dangerous tipping point where he claimed the cream couldn’t rise to the top and has gone on to demand a change in the structure and culture in order to reverse the trend seen in recent times.

The message is an ominous from a player who himself graduated from the famed youth academy at Manchester United and was part of the famous Class of ’92 or the Fregie’s Fledglings. Since his retirement from the game, Neville has served as a part time pundit for Sky Sports as well as an assistant to national team boss Roy Hodgson.

Gary Neville stated that no one can be exactly definite on this and it is his feeling that they have reached a tipping point where the pathway has become blocked and even the cream of the crop are not given enough chances to rise to the top. He mentioned that he believes if one is good enough, he will be given enough chances and this is the same thing they were told as kids.

Neville mentioned that although he believes the more number of foreign players and coaches come to England, the more the game will develop with their ideas and approach but he also added that just bringing in foreign players and managers cannot stop the slide.

Gary Neville knows there are a few clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal who will look to develop young players but the likes of Chelsea, City and Tottenham also need to follow suit.


The Manchester United Centre-back, Rio Ferdinand, has said that David Moyes will be successful as Red Devils manager.

Moyes was appointed as United manager at the end of the last season. He replaced Sir Alex Ferguson who decided to retire after being in charge of the club for 26 years.

Moyes will start working as United manager in a few days and Ferdinand is pretty excited to play under his guidance.

When asked about Moyes’ appointment, Ferdinand said, “I think they were looking for a manager who could stay at the club for many years and emulate Sir Alex Ferguson’s work. So, they went for David.”

“I think David has great managerial qualities. At Everton, he was lacking resources, but, whatever he had, he used them quite well. Here, the resources will be available. So, we can expect him to do a good job.”

“Off course, he will manage the team in his own style, but, in some ways, he is like Alex Ferguson.”
“I am very excited to play under him. I have talked to him a couple of times and I have found him fully dedicated to football. You can discuss football with him for hours. He is also very keen to know more and more about the club.”

Moyes is believed to be making some big changes in United’s coaching staff. When asked about that, Ferdinand said, “I don’t think he will be changing too many things straightaway. I expect him to do that over a period of time, but, not now.”

Moyes’ first game in charge of Manchester United will be a pre season friendly against Singha All Stars XI. That game will be played on 13th of July at Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok and will start at 2 pm British Standard Time.


The former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville has said that he is extremely shocked by the decision of the referee to send off Nani in the last 16 Champions league match against Real Madrid. United were coming into the match on the back of the 1-1 draw in the first leg, which would have been enough to see them through to the quarter-finals even with a draw.

Things looked extremely bright for the Red Devils in the first half after they led the match through an own goal from Sergio Ramos. Madrid looked devoid of ideas in the first half, but they were given a lifeline when the Portuguese winger Nani was given a straight red card by the referee.

This changed the whole complexion of the match, as Madrid managed to score two goals in the space of 2 min to knock Manchester United out of the competition. Gary Neville, who is currently working as a TV pundit, has said that his left shell-shocked by the decision of the referee to give the player a straight red card. Nani was adjudged to have fouled the Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa with a high foot. Neville has said that Madrid also should have had a player sent off following the goalkeeper Diego Lopez’s challenge on Nemanja Vidic.

“Been going to OT since age of 5 and I’ve never seen the whole ground as in disbelief as they were last night at a decision! Nani is a player who regularly tries to control a pass like this over his shoulder and its never a red card! Changed the whole game!Poor ref. The crowd actually weren’t angry / weren’t shouting they were just open mouthed and in shock! The Madrid keeper on Vidic looked a similar type of incident,” said the former England right back.


Former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville, has said that Luis Suarez has got enormous ability and he is the sort of player whom every manager would want in his team.

Luis Suarez has been in sensational form in the ongoing season. He has scored 15 Premier League goals for Liverpool in this season and has helped the Reds in recovering after having a poor start to the season.

But, despite his great performance, Luis Suarez has always been criticized by the experts and former players for his temperament on the field. He has had quite a few controversies in his short career. In the last season, he was found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra in the match against Manchester United. After that, he was handed a ban of 8 matches and was also fined 40,000 Pounds.

When asked about Suarez, Neville said, “He is a very dangerous player and he has the capability of turning the match upside down single handedly. He is a manager’s delight.”

“Yes, there are a few issues regarding his temperament, but, I think he should be given a bit of time to adjust. He has come to England just a couple of years back. He has still not adapted himself according to English culture. If he is given a bit of time, he will improve temperamentally.”

“The words which he used for Evra in the last season are completely unacceptable. But, he has already been punished for that.”

“I can understand why the opposition fans don’t like him. He is very aggressive and likes to express his emotions. He doesn’t hold himself back. But, as far the ability is concerned, he is right up there. If he continues playing like this, he will turn out to be a great player.”


The Manchester United defender Gary Neville has said that he has changed his outlook football after playing with the Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo. The 27-year-old Real Madrid player was at the peak of his powers during his time at Manchester United. He had come on at the club as an 18-year-old, who was only known for dribbling.

However, he developed his all-round game to such an extent that he won the world player of the year award before leaving the club for a world record transfer fee of £ 80 million in 2009. He had managed to win all the major trophies with Manchester United before leaving the club.

Gary Neville, who spent his entire career with Manchester United, has said that he changed the outlook of football after playing along with the Portuguese. Neville has revealed that Ronaldo was an extreme source of frustration for him during his early part of the Manchester United career. Neville had previously played with the likes of David Beckham before being acquainted with Ronaldo on the right wing. Ronaldo was consistently accused of falling over at the slightest contact, but years of playing for Manchester United made him a complete player. Neville said that he had to learn from the Portuguese during the final years of his United career.

“I can’t believe anyone has ever seen anything as extraordinary in the Premier League. I know we have had Thierry Henry, Eric Cantona and Gianfranco Zola – and perhaps Henry in his prime came closest – but for two years this was a player on another planet, the best in the world. He would prey on the weak. He is an absolute bully, as Maicon found out for Manchester City in the Bernabeu this season,” said Neville. Neville has started working as a pundit for Sky Sports after his retirement.