Roy Hodgson has confirmed that his assistance Gary Neville and Ray Lewington will also step down from their respective positions in charge of the England national team with immediate effect.
They follow in the footsteps of Hodgson, who announced his resignation as the head coach of the England national team with immediate effect. The former Liverpool manager announced his exit from the national team after a very poor Euro 2016. England were hoping to at least reach the quarter-finals of the competition and it would have kept Hodgson in the job.
However, they suffered yet another humiliation at a major tournament but this time at the hands of minnows Iceland, who engineered a spectacular 2-1 victory in the round of last 16. Hodgson has now been in charge of the national team for the last three major international tournaments. Only the Euro 2012 offers some joy for the manager in terms of his CV. Gary Neville recently received the sack from his full-time managerial position at Valencia after having lasted less than six months at the club. He has now exited the national team with immediate effect and his next move still remains unclear.
The former Manchester United right back learn from one of the best in the business, but he has struggled to apply at the start of his managerial career."Ray and Gary have asked me to speak on their behalf.They came with me as part of my coaching team and they will leave with me. I would like to thank all the supporters, staff, the FA and the fans.It has been a fantastic journey and one that I will look back on the four years with pride. I want to thank the media for the support you have given me," said Hodgson after announcing his resignation.
Current assistant manager of the English national team, Gary Neville, is set to return to his old job when the Euro 2016 ends.
There are reports in the English camp that the former Manchester United star defender will accept Sky’s open-ended invitation to come back after the team’s involvement in Euro 2016 is over.
Neville left the football station last season despite having the reputation as the game’s best analyst to try his hand at management with Valencia. In Spain, he had a terrible stay as he could only lead the team to only 10 victories out of 28 games in a four-month spell before his sacking.
There were lots of rumours but he has kept it aside, focusing on the tournament. He faced his part-time role with England since then along with his varied business interests that include co-ownership of non-League Salford and Hotel Football next door to Old Trafford. But the reports now reveal that the revered Pundit will take back his old job with Sky, and that the station would welcome him with open hands. He is set to join up with Jamie Carragher on Monday Night Football, on which their dissection of the weekend’s Premier League games took football punditry to new heights.
However, with Ed Chamberlin going to ITV, Neville would be working with a new presenter in Dave Jones.
After the disappointing game with Slovakia, the coach gave the team some downtime. Neville was pictured cycling around the city. Other players were pictured relaxing during the two day short break. England will face Iceland in the next round of games, according to the pairings from UEFA. Iceland finished in fifth place in group F, just behind group leaders on same five points, Hungary.
Former Manchester United, Gary Neville joined others at the James Bay charity dinner.
The whole England squad were thrilled by renditions at the event held at St Albans. Gary Neville joined Wayne Rooney as both of them thrilled the audience. The 30-year-old England skipper belted out a rendition of Bay's top 10 hit Hold Back the River while the Three Lions assistant boss played the guitar.
The audience was pictured laughing hysterically at the event organized by the England Footballers Foundation (EFF) event. The EFF was set up in 2007 to allow England internationals to donate their match fees to charitable causes, with The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, Help for Heroes, and The PFA’s charitable initiatives the main beneficiaries. The entire England men national squad attended with other invited guests, notable amongst them is Brazilian former world footballer of the year, Pele. The legend was pictured taking selfies with the members of the team.
Rooney scored a goal in the international friendly played on Friday. The goal was his 52nd as he scored coming off the bench as The Three Lions won another of their pre euro 2016 warm up games. Marcus Rashford showed his goal scoring ability when he scored via a fine effort early in the game. Rooney doubled the lead with his strike from the edge of the area, after the first half had ended with the 1-0 lead from Rashford.
Manager Roy Hodgson will cut two players of the provisional list in a bid to have a final 23-man team to play at the continental tournament. Doubts remain over the fitness of Daniel Sturridge due to his injury concerns. England will play Portugal in their final warm-up match at Wembley on Thursday prior to their scheduled flight to France.
Former Manchester United skipper, Gary Neville, may never return to Sky Sports following his sack after a short spell in charge of Spanish Club, Valencia.
In Early December, Gary Neville was unveiled as the head coach in a surprise appointment. One of television's premier football pundits had to leave Sky Sports' Monday Night Football and everyone mourned the loss. This was Neville’s first foray into team management and it was very unspectacular as he was sacked just four months later following poor performance with an 18 win percentage.
Since leaving the Mestalla in March, there have been lots of rumors making the rounds that the popular pundit could be set for a swift return to the Sky Sports studios. The 41-year-old has been told that he would be accepted with open arms if he decided to return to his former job.
The Managing Director of Sky Sports, Barnley Francis, in an interview when asked about Gary Neville said:
“When Lionel Messi hangs up the boots at Barcelona, they are not going to replace him with Lionel Messi II, they’ll replace him with somebody different.
“We’ve had a great relationship and he knows that we will talk at the right time.
“But right now, he’s focused on doing the best job for England at the Euros,” Francis said.
Gary Neville partnered well with Jamie Carragher to lit up Sky Sports' Monday Night Football. Since Neville’s departure, Sky Sports have so far failed to permanently him.
Carragher sent Twitter into mild hysteria his week when he tweeted this ahead of Monday's programme.
“MNF is back tonight! A man who had a spell in Spain & came back earlier than expected will join us tonight!!”
The teaser worked as many were looking forward to see Neville again but the player eventually was none other than former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder, Cesc Fabregas.
Gary Neville will focus his attention on making preparations as Roy Hodgson’s assistant ahead of the European Championship in France this summer, with England hoping to end fifty years of hurt by returning as champions.
The former Manchester United right back must put his personal anguish aside for the greater good of his country, with the 41-year-old recently losing his job at Valencia following a poor run of form. He showed real humility and honesty in admitting that his record at the Mestalla was not of the standard that the club, and he himself, demanded, although it could be argued that the problems at Valencia runs much deeper than at managerial level.
Neville will certainly have learnt from his experience in Spain, and while Coral may include him in the odds race to replace Hodgson when the 68-year-old decides to call it a day, the England manager will look to his right-hand man to provide the guidance and assistance he needs to mount a strong challenge during Euro 2016.
Having a person who won eighty-five caps for England, and played under one of the best managers ever to grace the game in Sir Alex Ferguson during nineteen hugely successful years at Manchester United, as the assistant team manager has made an immediate improvement to performances on the pitch.
The entire England setup deserve praise for qualifying for Euro 2016 with a 100% record, and although critics will point to the fact that the group was relatively weak and posed no real challenge, you can only beat what is in front of you. Neville’s friendly and warming persona has certainly been welcomed by the players, who are reported to share an excellent relationship with an assistant manager with a bright mind and eye for detail in terms of tactics and coaching methods.
This bond will have to remain strong if England are to fulfil their position as one of the strong favourites, with ardent fans likely to back the team through Euro 2016 betting at Coral to go all the way. Neville will play a big role in trying to keep the players focused and in good spirits, particularly with the younger players who may hold the key to England’s chances this summer.
England certainly have the quality and talent within the squad to not only progress from Group B which contains Russia, Wales and Slovakia, but also make a strong case for the latter stages. Neville may have played in teams in the past which promised so much yet failed to deliver, but while expectation levels appear to be much lower than has been the case in previous tournaments, excellent performances in recent international friendlies against France and Germany provide signs of encouragement.
Dele Alli, Ross Barkley and Eric Dier have all shown maturity beyond their years in England colours, while Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy have brought their superb goal-scoring form from the Premier League onto the international stage.
England are certainly reaping the benefits of selecting players who are high in confidence, and it will be up to Neville and Hodgson to ensure that those that are selected in the 23-man squad are not only fit and ready to go after a long domestic season for their respective clubs, but also handle the pressure of representing their country at a major international tournament.
This is where Neville will play a crucial role this summer, and while the likes of Germany, France and Spain are considered stronger favourites than England in the latest Euro 2016 betting odds, the assistant manager will want to see the team play with passion, commitment and belief that might take them all the way.
Gary Neville has been one of the reasons for several wins that Valencia has experienced this season.
Out of the 16 league games played by Valencia, Neville helped the team win three of them. A new deal is now being offered to Neville. There are iconic moments captured of the team’s win. However the defeat by Celta has been hard on him. Gary looked on as his team lost to Celta with a score of 2-0.
There were chants from the fans that Neville should leave the team after the defeat. But Gary is holding on. He continues to play till the season ends, but the extension might not happen unless there are unexpected surprises and performances that make the management rethink their plans.
Neville has helped the team win in many instances, but that might not be enough to get him an extension. There would be a meeting with the club owners in April when the five month deal between the club and he would be discussed. Neville might be offered a new deal based on how the season ends. In case Neville feels that he does not deserve an extension he will not expect the same. The relationship between the club and Neville has been a smooth one.
The owner is a business partner and friend of Neville and they are both willing to come up with a solution that will be best for everyone. Gary did instigate disappointment among his fans for the defeat of Celta team and for that reason; his initial decision to go back to England has been stalled. He will complete his season with Valencia and try and up the performance level to help the team reach a better position by the end of the season.
It’s been less than 4 months since Gary Neville was appointed as the head coach of Valencia but his time in charge of the Spanish team could already be reaching it’s end as Neville has not been able to secure a single league win since taking charge of the club back in December of 2015.
So far, all the results that Neville has sealed have been either draws or defeats and their latest result hasn’t been a good one as they lost against the relegation threatened team Sporting Gijon.
This match was played in the home ground of Valencia in the Mestalla Stadium and even though it was the team of Gary Neville that managed to have the upper hand in terms of possession and total shots that were shots, they failed to actually score and a 2nd half penalty goal from Antonio Sanabria of Sporting Gijon was enough for the visiting team to claim the victory and collect all 3 points.
With this hugely surprising result and underwhelming performance, it’s now being rumored that Gary Neville is on the brink of being sacked as the fans and the head chiefs of the Spanish club have lost their patience and trust in Neville who hasn’t managed to win a single league match since taking charge of the club and this is something that Valencia can’t afford to do as they are continuously dropping points.
When Gary Neville was asked about the defeat that his team sustained against Sporting Gijon and why did they lost after having controlled the game for such a long period of time, Neville replied by saying that he was stunned and surprised about the final result.
“I’ve just sat there with some of the players and some of the coaching staff for 15 minutes trying to work out what just happened. We were the better team from the first minute to the last minute’’ Gary Neville said and he continued on saying that this result was the most disappointing that he has suffered in the entire season so far.
Gary Neville recently quit his job as the Sky Sports punditry in order to take over as the head coach of Spanish outfit Valencia.
This is his first managerial job for the former Manchester United defender. Even though he has been serving as assistant to Roy Hodgson for the England national team, managing a team from top to bottom will be an entirely different aspect. Neville has learned from one of the best managers in the business – Sir Alex Ferguson. He will look to apply most of the education that he has received from the Scot.
Valencia owner Peter Lim has received criticism for going for an inexperienced the manager like Neville, but he feels that the former right back has shown enough to convince him that he is the right man for the job. Neville has been unable to make an instant impact at the Spanish club, who are still searching for their first win under the new regime. They have been involved in the Champions League and league matches since then. Neville’s big opportunity, though, will be to take advantage of the winter break and re-motivate the players before the season resumes with an away match against Villarreal.
Neville has managed to impress many with his excellent punditry work on Sky Sports."Gary is a good coach and he happened to be a good friend so I think that has to be very clear to everybody that I look at him as somebody who has got the potential. I knew him for a while. His football knowledge is tremendous. He was a top pundit in the UK. I chose him because of his knowledge of football. I am very confident about him. The only shortfall is maybe the language but I believe he can overcome it, because he is a very determined person,” said Lim.
Louis van Gaal has done something spectacular with Manchester United. The Dutch coach took a club that was crumbling down into pieces which didn’t have spirit, didn’t have motivation and struggles trying to clinch positive and turned the team into one which is absolutely capable of competing in the Champions League, they still might not be able to win it but compete against some of the top European clubs is certainly a feat that isn’t so hard to reach.
Manchester United snatched the 4th spot of the Premier League and will be competing in the Champions League of next season but the head chiefs of the English club have given Louis van Gaal a budget of around €180 million so that he can sign and reinforce his squad even further.
One of the players that is in the radar of Louis van Gaal is Gregory van der Wiel from PSG. The 27 year old Dutch player is an experienced right-back that can provide Manchester United with speed down the right-flank which is much needed.
Daniel Alves was another one of the targets of Louis van Gaal but since the Brazilian defender has already decided to remain with Barcelona, the coach of Manchester United has had to search around the transfer market for a different potential signing and has locked his eyes with Gregory van der Wiel.
It’s rumored that Manchester United or any other club which is interested in signing Gregory van der Wiel will be able to secure his services if that club launched an offer in the region of €9 million. The right-back position of Louis van Gaal is one that is in need of being reinforced and after the club was unable to sign Daniel Alves as well as Nathaniel Clyne, all signs are pointing towards Gregory van der Wiel as Louis van Gaal wants to turn his squad into one which is capable of not only competing and make a charge for the Premier League title but for the Champions League as well.
Gary Neville is now widely known across the United Kingdom for his role as a pundit on Sky Sports, however it wasn’t always this way. For years, Neville played for Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson – and what a player he was. It could be argued that Neville, who played over 400 matches for the Red Devils during his ten-year career at Old Trafford, is actually the best right back in Premier League history… and here’s why.
Neville was incredibly consistent. While he wasn’t the most adventurous of full-backs, his defensive displays were simply outstanding and he played a key role in United’s success under Ferguson. Neville’s reliability, intelligence and ability to read the game are just three of the main traits that appealed to Ferguson and he was a true leader of the defensive unit before hanging up his boots in 2011.
Although Neville scored just five goals in his career, he loved to get involved in attacks if given the opportunity. Neville’s crossing ability was, on the most part, phenomenal for a right-back and his accurate, cross-field passes helped to switch the play and shape of the attack on a regular basis. Neville is a member of United’s famous “Class of 92” and his ability to play at the highest level for a prolonged period is testament to his talent and fitness.
There have been a number of other superb candidates who could stake their claim as the top flight’s greatest right-back. Manchester City star Pablo Zabaleta has played an instrumental role in their recent triumphs and the Argentina forward must be considered. Another potential contender is Lee Dixon. The former Arsenal right-back played over 450 matches for the Gunners before his retirement in 2002.
Nowadays, you can find Neville keeping viewers up to date with all of the latest news and results on Sky Sports. If you are unable to watch his punditry, you can keep up with the score updates via Football Scores’ website. They are the UK’s leading football scores website and have goal updates and results on various leagues across the world. Unfortunately for them, they don’t have a Gary Neville providing world class analysis though!
Despite the contributions of both Zabaleta and Dixon, Neville is still widely regarded as the Premier League’s greatest right-back. Neville’s impact throughout his illustrious career at Old Trafford stands him tall above his rival right-backs and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the former United star hold his own as the top flight’s greatest right back for the next 10-15 years.