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Everton Veteran Phil Neville Keen To Emulate Barnet’s Edgar Davids

Defender happy to play outside the Premeir League.

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Everton’s Phil Neville has put a number of Championship and League One sides on alert after admitting he is happy to play below the Premier League according to The Liverpool Echo.

The former Manchester United star’s contract at Goodison Park is set to expire this summer and it looks unlikely that the club will offer him new terms.

But Neville has expressed a firm desire to continue his playing career and has said he would have no problems with playing for a team in the lower levels.

The 36-year old recently accepted an invitation to travel to the European Championships this summer with the England Under-21 team in a coaching capacity.

The versatile defender is well on his way to becoming a manager having already received a number of UEFA coaching qualifications.

Neville pointed to former Dutch star Edgar Davids as an example of someone he would like to emulate, insisting he would like to combine playing with managing while he still feels capable of competing on the pitch.

The former Ajax, Juventus and Tottenham star is currently in charge of League Two side Barnet and Neville believes it is important to learn your trade at the lower levels before taking over a bigger club.


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