Madrid (AFP) – England coach and Manchester United legend Gary Neville has been named Valencia boss for the rest of the season, the Spanish side announced on Wednesday.
« Valencia have reached an agreement with English coach Gary Neville for him to be coach of the first team until June 30, 2016, » the club said in a statement.
« Neville will officially begin his work on Sunday, December 6 ahead of the Champions League match against Lyon which will take place at Mestalla on Wednesday, December 9. »
Neville’s brother Phil has been at the club since the start of the season, working as an assistant to Nuno Espirito Santo before he left the club after a poor run of results on Sunday.
« I am very excited and feel very proud to have received this great opportunity with Valencia, » Neville told the club’s website.
« It is a huge club of immense prestige and I remember well from my time as a player the great passion and loyalty of their fans. »
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