Manchester United legend appointed assistant manager at Valencia

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Former Manchester United and Everton defender Phil Neville has taken the bold step by joining the coaching staff at La Liga outfit Valencia, Guardian Sport reports.

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Neville has been away from the game in a coaching capacity since his ill-fated spell alongside David Moyes at Old Trafford during the 2013-14 campaign, in which the Red Devils failed to retain their Premier League title or even qualify for European football.

Since then he has been doing media work for the BBC and has been a regular on their highlights program Match of the Day. In addition he took on the task of being a co-commentator during last summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil, however, the response to his debut on the mic was less than positive [via Guardian Sport].

Neville will become Los Che manager Nuno’s assistant manager ahead of the 2015-16 La Liga campaign and the Portuguese boss has praised the arrival of the ex-United defender:

“Phil Neville has great experience at the top level of competition,” Nuno said.

“But above all he has very clear knowledge and values that fit into our team and our club.”

“He has always been a team player, and our philosophy is based on teamwork. We are – and want to continue to be – a group. I am convinced that he is going to help us a lot,” the Valencia boss added.

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