This one has really taken us by surprise. We were assuming that Gary Neville was using Valencia as a managerial springboard to eventually vie for the hot seat at Manchester United, but in a frank discussion with Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, he has stated that he has no intention of taking the reins at the Manchester giant.
“No, I don’t see myself managing Manchester United at all. I know what I want to do in my life, and that’s not something that’s in my mind.”
With Louis van Gaal faltering at the Old Trafford helm there is still no clear favourite for the hotseat after he leaves – be it at the end of this season for next.
Ryan Giggs is an obvious candidate but his lack of experience in top level management would leave some concerned about that succession.
Neville is relatively inexperienced too but he has worked with England and the Valencia job should give him vital experience.
This statement could be a away of publicly clearing the air with Ryan Giggs, who may be fearing for his future with so much hype surrounding the future of Neville.
In truth, we think that the former Manchester United and England full back would find it impossible to turn down he job if the club was in need and he was approached.