Manchester United legend and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has been backed to move into management at some point in the future by his sister Tracey, in an interview with the Independent.
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The 38-year-old retired Netball player, who now works as a coach for Manchester Thunder and for England, has admitted she doesn’t know of her brother’s specific plans for becoming a manager at the moment, but feels it is on the horizon and can imagine him springing the surprise on her at any time.
Neville has become regarded as one of the best pundits in the game at the moment, offering real insight into the game and a fresh approach in an industry that had previously looked like going a little stale.
The former United right-back has also worked as a coach for the England national team in recent years, and it has become expected that he could become a big success if he does decide to be a manager one day.
“I know that one day we will be sat having a Chinese meal together and he’ll just say: ‘I’m going into management’ as he’s picking up his spare rib,” she said. “I’ll say: ‘Why didn’t you tell me?’ and he’ll say: ‘I’m telling you now’. That’s how he is.
“I always thought he would have made it as a cricketer because Gary is such a deep thinker about sport.”