Gary Neville’s time at Valencia
Manchester United legend Gary Neville was appointed as head coach at Valencia in December 2015, after being part of Roy Hodgson’s England set-up since 2012.
Gary had joined up with his brother Phil – who had previously been caretaker manager at the club -and tried to get Valencia back to winning ways in Spain. However, Neville had a nightmare spell at the club and saw his side down in 14th in the league, just six points away from the relegation zone, when he was finally dismissed.
Valencia had won just 3 of their 16 league games under Neville and failed to keep a single clean sheet during his rein too.
Neville opens up about ‘shocking’ spell at Valencia
On his eagerly anticipated return to Sky Sports, and Monday Night Football in particular, Gary Neville opened up about his time at Valencia.
The ex-England international was asked a number of questions on Monday Night Football and had to explain why he felt he did so poor during his time with the Spanish club.
Firstly, Neville was asked what he learned from his time managing Valencia, to which he answered: “To be honest with you, you learn a lot”.
“From the decision making, to the responsibility of the fact that there seems to be a problem every single day.”
Neville then went on to add that he feels he didn’t complete what he started at Valencia and said that he wishes he could have stayed there for 18 months so that gained more experience and maybe learnt a new language to take forward in his managerial career.
See the full video below: