New boss: Gary Neville named Valencia CF manager

Spanish La Liga club Valencia CF have appointed former Manchester United captain Gary Neville as the Head Coach until the end of the 2015/2016 season.

Portuguese coach Nuno Espirito Santo parted ways with the Spanish club on mutual consent following the club’s 1-0 defeat against Sevilla on Sunday evening.

Assistant coach Salvador Gonzalez with the help of former Manchester United defender Phil Neville took over on an interim basis.

Valencia CF however announced on Wednesday that England international and brother of Phil Neville, Gary Neville will take over first team duties with president of the Spanish club Layhoon Chan saying:

‘We are delighted to have secured Gary so quickly: ‘He combines top level coaching experience through his role as a senior coach with the England national team and a world-class playing career with England and Manchester United.

‘Throughout his career Gary has always shown great leadership both on and off the pitch. He is hugely respected in English football and it was his personal qualities which persuaded us that he was the right choice to lead Valencia until the end of the season.’

The Sky Sports pundit expressed his delight in the appointment telling the club’s official website:

‘I am absolutely thrilled to be given this opportunity with Valencia. Valencia are a huge football club of immense standing and I know from my time as a player the passion and dedication of the Valencia fans.

‘I am really looking forward to working with the club’s talented group of players and am excited about the challenge ahead.’

Gary Neville will have his first press conference with the Spanish club alongside president Layhoon Chan on Thursday afternoon at the Mestalla Stadium.

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