Gary Neville quits Sky to become Valencia boss

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Gary Neville
Gary Neville

Gary Neville will take his first steps in management at Valencia after being named head coach for the remainder of the season.

Since the former Manchester United and England defender retired during the 2010/11 season, the 40-year-old has become an acclaimed pundit with Sky Sports and worked as a coach under national team manager Roy Hodgson.

Now Neville will try his hand at management in Spain, having been given the reins at Primera Division outfit Valencia until the end of the season.

Neville's brother Phil is already on the coaching staff at the club.

Sky have confirmed that Neville will leave his role with the station with immediate effect.

"I am absolutely thrilled to be given this opportunity with Valencia," Gary Neville said in a statement on

"Valencia are a huge football club of immense standing and I know from my time as a player the passion and dedication of the Valencia fans.

"I am really looking forward to working with the club's talented group of players and am excited about the challenge ahead."