Neville: Scrap January window

Valencia’s Gary Neville wants the January transfer window to be scrapped as it ‘generates noise, confusion and it’s the last thing a Coach needs.’

Neville was speaking in advance of Los Che’s Copa del Rey meeting with Las Palmas and discussed the weekend’s draw with Rayo Vallecano, which left him still looking for a first League win.

“There were things in the first half, some qualities that have been worse, but the second half was a change in intensity,” he noted, AS reports.

“We were better in the second half. The first half was difficult but that changed. We’re looking for a 90 minutes. I prefer having a group that fights back, which is how it’s been since I arrived.

“The fans have been incredible. They’ve supported me on and off the pitch. They’ve been very patient. I can’t thank them enough, they’re the lifeblood of the team. We can’t complain about how we’ve been received.”

Neville was asked about a rumour Javi Fuego has asked to leave Mestalla, and expanded on his thoughts on the winter transfer window.

“I’m not aware of any conversation with Fuego about his departure. He’s with the medics,” Neville replied.

“He’s a veteran and one of my captains. I want him in the group as soon as possible, but I’m not going to rush it.

“If I was in England I’d say I want to bang my head against the wall. UEFA and FIFA have to protect Coaches. A four-week window…it’d be better if you could have the players all year.

“This market only generates noise, confusion, and it’s the last thing a Coach needs. There is speculation and rumour.”

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