Phil Neville Eyed Up As Gus Poyet Replacement At Brighton

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Everton defender could quit playing for management post.

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Phil Neville could be set for a quick move into management following his departure from Everton, as the Telegraph claims Brighton want him as a replacement for Gus Poyet.

The 36-year-old confirmed earlier in the season that he would not be renewing his contract with Everton, and it remains unclear whether or not he will be retiring from playing this summer.

Neville has already found himself linked as a candidate for the Stoke City job, eventually given to Mark Hughes, and as a replacement for David Moyes at Goodison Park.

The former Manchester United defender, who will work alongside Stuart Pearce with the England Under-21s this summer, has also been linked with a coaching role as part of Moyes’ backroom staff at Old Trafford, though he may be tempted by an offer from Brighton to fully take charge of a team.

The Seagulls look likely to part company with current boss Poyet, who has been suspended by the club after his reaction to his side’s defeat to Crystal Palace in the Championship playoff semi-finals.

The 45-year-old was reportedly clear on his desire to move on to a bigger club, having been linked to several Premier League jobs throughout the last year.

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