Gary Neville made headlines across Europe on Tuesday after being appointed as Valencia manager on a short-term contract until the season’s end.
However, someone’s had to say a painful farewell…
R.I.P. Monday Night Football pic.twitter.com/X1zRrVZChe
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) December 2, 2015
Neville—who won two Champions League titles with Manchester United—take the helm alongside brother Phil Neville, who has been coaching at the Spanish heavyweights in recent weeks.
While Neville’s appointment has sent shockwaves across Europe, with many excited to see the vocal pundit, England coach and legendary right-back take his first steps as a manager, his move also signifies the end of Monday Night Football…at least as we know it.
Neville took the reins of the popular Sky Sports Monday night football show in 2014, having first worked with Sky Sports in 2011.
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Red Nev’s humour and insight in this show, alongside his former rival and Liverpool great Jamie Carragher, has transformed his reputation and made for much-loved and much discussed soccer segment.
As the video above indicates, Neville’s appointment at Valencia spells the end of an era for British soccer broadcasting, and has prompted the end of one of football’s best loved…and most unlikely…partnerships.