Ex-England Defender Phil Neville Confirms His Retirement

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Phil Neville brings to an end a career lasting 19 years.

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Former England, Everton and Manchester United defender Phil Neville has announced that he will retire from football, Sky Sports understands.

The 36 year old played 59 times for his country and won the Champions League and Six Premier League titles while playing for Manchester United.

The defender had announced that he would be leaving Everton in April after 8 years with the club but he will now retire from playing football altogether.

“In my heart, I knew that I wouldn’t be playing again – at any level. I just wanted to drift away” said Neville regarding how he wanted to retire.

Neville will now work as a pundit for television at next summers World Cup but has been linked with a move into coaching.

He had been linked with the Brighton’s managers job and speculation has mounted that he could become part of the coaching staff at Manchester United under David Moyes.

Neville is now finishing his UEFA A License and has revealed that he has had offers from the both the media and for coaching roles and he will now sit down and decide what path he should take.

Phil’s brother Gary is currently working as a coach for the England senior side while also working as a pundit for Sky Sports.


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