Gary Neville recently quit his job as the Sky Sports punditry in order to take over as the head coach of Spanish outfit Valencia.
This is his first managerial job for the former Manchester United defender. Even though he has been serving as assistant to Roy Hodgson for the England national team, managing a team from top to bottom will be an entirely different aspect. Neville has learned from one of the best managers in the business – Sir Alex Ferguson. He will look to apply most of the education that he has received from the Scot.
Valencia owner Peter Lim has received criticism for going for an inexperienced the manager like Neville, but he feels that the former right back has shown enough to convince him that he is the right man for the job. Neville has been unable to make an instant impact at the Spanish club, who are still searching for their first win under the new regime. They have been involved in the Champions League and league matches since then. Neville’s big opportunity, though, will be to take advantage of the winter break and re-motivate the players before the season resumes with an away match against Villarreal.
Neville has managed to impress many with his excellent punditry work on Sky Sports.”Gary is a good coach and he happened to be a good friend so I think that has to be very clear to everybody that I look at him as somebody who has got the potential. I knew him for a while. His football knowledge is tremendous. He was a top pundit in the UK. I chose him because of his knowledge of football. I am very confident about him. The only shortfall is maybe the language but I believe he can overcome it, because he is a very determined person,” said Lim.