Newly appointed Valencia coach Gary Neville has proclaimed he has no ambition to one day take charge of Man United, despite his Old Trafford roots.
The former United right back shocked the football world when he became the new head coach of Valencia at the beginning of December, and despite not yet taking charge of his first La Liga game, the 40-year-old is already being linked with a managerial role at Man United sometime in the future.
But speaking to Sky Sports, Neville has yet again shocked the media, this time with his claim that he does not see himself ever managing his former side.
“No, I don’t see myself managing Manchester United at all. I know what I want to do in my life, and that’s not something that’s in my mind.
“From my point of view, this is important for me and a valuable experience. I’m aware I need to succeed. Succeeding for me would be knowing these players have improved dramatically.”
“Results come and go, I know we’re in a results-driven business, but I have never looked at football like that since I’ve finished playing. I did when I was a player. As a part-owner, I think about moving forward in the next five, ten years.”
Whilst Gary Neville has ruled himself out of managing United in the future, the immediate attention as far as United fans are concerned should focus on the Red Devils’ current managerial situation.
Dutch boss Louis Van Gaal has come under increased pressure in recent weeks and his side’s latest defeats to Wolfsburg in the Champions League in midweek, and away at Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday, has led to fans calling for a change of manager at Old Trafford.