Former Manchester United player Phil Neville has reportedly ruled himself out of the running from the managerial vacancy at Bury FC

ESPN have claimed that, as per their sources, former Manchester United player Phil Neville has distanced himself from the vacant managerial spot at Bury FC. Phil has been touted to be one of the leading candidates to replace the sacked David Flitcroft but the English veteran has ruled himself out of the running.

Phil Neville is yet to make his managerial debut but has some coaching experience under his belt since hanging up his playing boots. The former player was the assistant to his brother, Gary Neville during their time at top La Liga club Valencia and has also worked at Manchester United as a part of the first-team coaching staff.

2 soon to be a manager? (Picture Courtesy - AFP/Getty Images)

2 soon to be a manager? (Picture Courtesy – AFP/Getty Images)

Phil Neville came into the reckoning for the Bury FC managerial spot, in large, due to the club’s history with his family. Phil’s late father, Neville Neville, worked at the club as their commercial director and even has a stand named after him at the club’s Gigg Lane while Phil’s mother is still a working member of Bury.

Bury FC have been without a manager since sacking David Flitcroft earlier in the month, after a poor run of results that see the club sit precariously towards the bottom end at 19th on the table in League One. There is a general consensus that Phil Neville, after a couple of stints as a coach and an assistant at Manchester United and Valencia respectively, is ready to take the big step into full-time management.

There were reports that Bury had sounded Phil Neville out as to the possibility of taking over the vacant managerial seat at the club but sources close to the former player has revealed to ESPN that he has ruled himself out of the reckoning.

Bury FC will now have to look elsewhere and other potential candidates to fill the vacant managerial seat, a search which has been halted due to a potential takeover of the club.

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