Phil Neville Set To Join Valencia
Former Manchester United and Everton player Phil Neville is set to leave his pundit job to join Spanish club Valencia, as the assistant coach to the first team.
Although, the 38-year old has denied any deal has been signed, the official website of Valencia stated that the club was pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Neville as the clubs assistant manager.
“Valencia are pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Neville as assistant manager of the first team, joining the coaching staff headed by Nuno Espírito Santo. Neville offers a wealth of footballing knowledge to a club in constant growth.” This was posted on the website on Sunday.
Nuno, who was appointed as Valencia coach last summer, said: “Phil Neville has great experience at the top level of competition but above all he has knowledge and values that fit perfectly with our team and our club. He has always been a team player, and our philosophy is based on teamwork. We are – and want to continue to be – a group. I am convinced he is going to help us a lot.”
Neville worked with David Moyes at Manchester United but was not retained when Dutch man Louis Van Gaal resumed office at Old Trafford.
Neville won 59 caps for England during a playing career that included numerous trophies with Manchester United,winning six Premier League titles, three FA Cups and a European Cup, before he moved to Everton in 2005 where he ended his playing career in 2013.