The former England right-back flopped in his first foray into management, winning only three league games during a four-month stay, and struggled to demonstrate that his erudite observations in the Sky Sports studio could be translated to the touchline.
Neville also oversaw a 7-0 defeat at the hands of Barcelona in one leg of the Spanish Cup semi-final, and was eliminated from the Europa League by Athletic Bilbao.
While Valencia have appointed ex-Liverpool assistant coach Pako Ayesteran as Neville’s interim replacement, The Sun report that they are plotting an ambitious move for Mourinho.
The Portuguese coach, who was sacked by Chelsea in December, is yet to return to management, and despite being linked with a move to Manchester United, is yet to receive a written offer.
While Valencia—who are still in a peripheral relegation battle in Spain—would be a step down for Mourinho, he may see the Spanish heavyweights as a tempting project as United hesitate to make an appointment.
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