IT seems Phil Neville is doomed to stand in his brother’s shadow in management, just as he did in his playing career.
Former defender Gary Neville has been announced as the head coach of Spanish football team Valencia until the end of the season.
Following the dismissal of Nuno, many had predicted his brother Phil would be thrust into the number one role, given he was already assistant manager at the club.
However, in a shock announcement, the Neville brothers are to be reunited at the Mestalla for the first time since their Manchester United days with Gary at the helm.
Gary, 40, who played at right back for England and Manchester United, will take charge of the team officially on Sunday.
It is his first head coach job, although he will continue to work with Roy Hodgson in the England coaching set-up in the run-up to next summer’s European Championships.
He said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be given this opportunity with Valencia.”
Both brothers know Valencia director Peter Lim because they all have a stake in Salford City FC, a small English team which they are hoping to eventually turn into Champions League contenders.
- Guadix in all its glory - 3 Oct, 2016 @ 14:00
- The Spanish Shakespeare: Miguel de Cervantes - 18 Apr, 2016 @ 13:52
- Gibraltar is flying high - 4 Apr, 2016 @ 10:50
- Pair of expats fund raise to feed 40 hungry schoolchildren in Spain - 2 Apr, 2016 @ 14:33
- Gunfight in Granada arranged over WhatsApp - 1 Apr, 2016 @ 08:45
- Adios: What I learnt from living in Spain - 31 Mar, 2016 @ 16:28
- First-ever United Nations of Marbella seminar to be held on April 5 - 30 Mar, 2016 @ 14:12
- Algeciras records healthy increase in business - 30 Mar, 2016 @ 14:05
- Rock around the shops in Gibraltar - 20 Mar, 2016 @ 12:49
- ‘Long live free Andalucia!’ - 20 Mar, 2016 @ 07:44