Gary Neville has been signed up by Valencia CF till the end of the 2015/16 season, which means that he might be available for bigger jobs at that time. However, he quashed rumours of taking up the managerial role at either Manchester United or England in the summer of 2016.
This is the former Manchester United captaina s first stint as the manager of a football club, and with Valencia CF trying to get back into the European spots, he might just earn a big reputation in La Liga.
However, since he has a short-term contract at the club, there has been a lot of speculation that he could take over as the manager at the struggling Manchester United next season.
The Red Devils have been below-par under Louis van Gaal, and there has been a lot of cries to sack the Dutchman and get a better replacement. While former Chelsea FC manager Jose Mourinho has been linked with the job, Nevillea s name is also one that has been in the mix. However, the former Manchester United man was quick to distance himself from such rumours.
a Me being the England manager in six months or me being the Manchester United manager in six months a I can assure you ita s not going to happen,a said Neville in an interview with The Telegraph.
a The idea that I have taken this job so I can pounce on one of those other two jobs a ita s absolutely not true. You can rest assured of that. Ita s not going to happen in terms of people offering it to me and ita s not going to happen in terms of me taking it.”
Neville committed to Valencia CF
He might just have a six-month contract, but Neville is looking to be in Valencia CF for the long run, and has even brought his family out to the city in order to get acquainted with the city’s culture. Getting the long-term contract might indeed be the thing that could drive Neville to do great things with the Spanish club.
a If ita s for six months and it goes really well then I could be here for six years. I am committed to being here, I have brought my family out here and I feel if I can make a success of this it will be an incredible experience for me, for my family,a he said.