Former Manchester United skipper, Gary Neville, may never return to Sky Sports following his sack after a short spell in charge of Spanish Club, Valencia.
In Early December, Gary Neville was unveiled as the head coach in a surprise appointment. One of television’s premier football pundits had to leave Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football and everyone mourned the loss. This was Neville’s first foray into team management and it was very unspectacular as he was sacked just four months later following poor performance with an 18 win percentage.
Since leaving the Mestalla in March, there have been lots of rumors making the rounds that the popular pundit could be set for a swift return to the Sky Sports studios. The 41-year-old has been told that he would be accepted with open arms if he decided to return to his former job.
The Managing Director of Sky Sports, Barnley Francis, in an interview when asked about Gary Neville said:
“When Lionel Messi hangs up the boots at Barcelona, they are not going to replace him with Lionel Messi II, they’ll replace him with somebody different.
“We’ve had a great relationship and he knows that we will talk at the right time.
“But right now, he’s focused on doing the best job for England at the Euros,” Francis said.
Gary Neville partnered well with Jamie Carragher to lit up Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football. Since Neville’s departure, Sky Sports have so far failed to permanently him.
Carragher sent Twitter into mild hysteria his week when he tweeted this ahead of Monday’s programme.
“MNF is back tonight! A man who had a spell in Spain & came back earlier than expected will join us tonight!!”
The teaser worked as many were looking forward to see Neville again but the player eventually was none other than former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder, Cesc Fabregas.