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Valencia's new manager Gary Neville has joined younger brother Phil at the Mestalla after deciding to take over the reins at the Spanish outfit. Gary Neville has been appointed Valencia head coach. in Spanish football, you're going to get asked a few questions this lunchtime. His close relationship to Singaporean businessman Peter Lim, who owns a 70% state. Gary Alexander Neville (born 18 February ) is an English football coach, retired football . These injury problems together with a perceived decline in ability threatened to put an end to Neville's international playing career. Neville's brother Phil had previously been caretaker manager and continued to work with his.
England were knocked out by the eventual winners, Germanyin a penalty shootout. He also played in the World Cup under the tenure of Glenn Hoddle as manager. As "a bit of a sceptic", Neville did not see Eileen Drewerythe faith healer Hoddle had brought into the England squad. Neville missed the latter stages of the qualification campaign for the World Cup with injury. He returned to the England team in March for a friendly against Uruguay. Neville was selected for England's World Cup squad.
It was his 81st England cap, bringing him up to ninth in the all-time rankings, ahead of Gary Lineker and teammate Michael Owenwho had briefly drawn level with Neville during the World Cup. Neville briefly took over the England captaincy during this game after the substitution of David Beckham due to an injury shortly after half-time, despite the previous match's deputy captain John Terry also being on the field.
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After the defeat to Portugal, Neville announced that he would continue to be available for selection for his country under new coach Steve McClaren and added that, unlike some former international teammates, he would not ever make the decision to retire from the England set-up, stating, "That decision is not Gary Neville's to make.
However, he was clearly an outsider and Terry was given the job and Steven Gerrard made vice-captain. On 11 October, Neville was involved in a game-changing incident during a Euro qualifier against Croatia when his straightforward backpass took an unfortunate bounce and caused goalkeeper Paul Robinson to miss his kick, which resulted in the ball ending up in the net.
Although Robinson was at the centre of the moment, Neville was officially credited with an own goalthe second of his England career; he has scored no goals for England.
On 7 FebruaryNeville won his 85th cap in England's 1—0 friendly defeat to Spain. His appearance took him to within one cap of equalling Sansom's record for an England full back, and eighth in the all-time appearances list for his country. However, an ankle injury suffered on 17 March while playing for Manchester United robbed him of the chance to equal Sansom's record, as he was forced to miss the Euro qualifiers against Israel and Andorra on 24 March and 28 respectively.
Surgery on his ankle ruled him out of two summer matches at the new Wembley Stadiumand then a calf muscle injury delayed his recovery in the autumn.
These injury problems together with a perceived decline in ability threatened to put an end to Neville's international playing career.
On 24 MayNeville was given a surprise recall to the England squad by Fabio Capello for the World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Andorra but did not feature in any of these games. When he came on as a substitute against Italy at Leeds inhe earned his 51st cap, breaking the record for a right back held previously by Phil Neal His 11 appearances for England in the European Championship finals over three tournaments is a record With his brother Phil, the Nevilles hold the record of England's most capped brothers, with appearances between them.
It was Phil's appearance as a substitute against Israel ina game for which Gary was injured, which broke a record they had jointly held with Jack and Bobby Charlton The Nevilles hold outright the record for the most appearances in the same England team by a pair of brothers with 31, although the 31st in came a whole seven years after the 30th Neville wrote in his autobiography that, at times, he had reflected on his international career and thought sometimes that it was "a massive waste of time", and that success with United was "always the most important thing".
Neville's brother Phil had previously been caretaker manager and continued to work with his brother at the club;  Neville also retained his England assistant coaching role while at Valencia. This came after the team had gone eight games without a victory in La Liga since Neville took over, leading to criticism from the press as well as the club's fans, who called for him to resign. The pair will be redeveloping Manchester's former stock exchange building into a boutique hotel.
The Grade II-listed building is on 4 Norfolk Street and will have 35 beds, a gym, spa, roof-top terrace, restaurant and bar. There was a big trauma in the squad. What should have been the happiest moment in your life actually became a trauma for a few days. In training the next day there was a real low, a really dead atmosphere. Being told in the privacy of your own home, where you can handle it in your own way, was probably better, but the disappointment was still the same.
How did you spend your time? Matt Hart, Brighton P: I spent the summer in England because the wife was pregnant. I watched all the games and spoke to Scholesy and Butty, encouraging them all the way. The worst moment for me was the Argentina game.
As the tournament progressed it got more and more difficult for me. The atmosphere was absolutely incredible.
I was on the phone to the lads, telling them what it was like. Which was the bigger gaffe: Rupinder Bhambra, Newcastle P: I think mine, probably. Nobody should be kidded by that tackle — we were garbage. As one-offs they were both mistakes that led to goals.
Phil was obviously playing for England whereas mine probably only upset Manchester United fans. It probably pleased everybody else in the country. Rob McWean, Liverpool G: He never said it. Even the so-called smaller teams in the Premiership are gambling on putting players on higher wages and if they get relegated they face financial ruin. How can you gamble the existence of your club on five or six players?
Would either of you do a Niall Quinn and give your testimonial proceeds to charity? Tom Pearson, Reading G: Look at Ryan Giggs. That must have made him and his family so proud. In this day and age, when players are constantly switching clubs and loyalty is questioned, it was testament to him and fully deserved. Nathan Hopkins, via e-mail G: Everybody gets stitched up through the serialisation.
So many things are taken so far out of context — spun. How can people take those three words out of that?
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Jaap rang me the day before that was going in The Mirror and said: The way it was done by the paper was nasty. Guys, come on, selling Jaap Stam was a dreadful decision! Ben Sturrock, via email P: You leave the buying and selling of players to the manager. Has Roy Keane mellowed since his latest bout of bad publicity?
Harry Snape, Preston G: What you see is what you get: When he shoved me against Sunderland it was just one of those things. Gary, you have three career goals, Phil, you have a whopping seven. Is there any competition between the two of you in the goalscoring stakes? Daniel Best, Eltham G: You should score more than one a season.
I was one-on-one with the keeper against Deportivo away in the European Cup.
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I panicked, got a nosebleed. We both need to improve our goalscoring records probably. Rob Parker, Mossley G: I had a good one just before Christmas.
I was walking down King Street in Manchester and a guy walks past with his wife looking really happy.
I was on my own and he said: I was gutted, but I had a bit of a giggle to myself. It was the way he conned me, he was so genuine.
He carried on walking and started laughing with his missus. Another one was not long ago. City had been playing at home and as this car went past the driver shouted out the window: He had his arms out of the window and everything. All the lads were pissing themselves laughing.
I had an England flag burnt on my gate after Euro It set fire to my gates. How does David May spend his days? Phil Crowley, via e-mail G: Do you ever babysit for any of your team-mates when they fancy a night out with the missus? Dean Fenton, via e-mail G: Which current non-United or England player would you love to line up alongside?
Kevin Giles, via e-mail G: I like players like Maldini and Raul who have come through the ranks at massive clubs and stayed with them. Maldini, who has played for nearly 20 years, is absolutely incredible. Playing against him was fantastic but to play with him, to have him as a team-mate and talk to him would be wonderful.