Neville: Results weren’t good enough

Gary Neville admits results weren’t up to standard during his time as Valencia Coach as he leaves Mestalla.

Neville was appointed in December to replace Nuno Santo and sacked on Wednesday with eight games to play in the campaign, Pako Ayestaran, who had been on his staff, taking over.

“I would like to thank Valencia Football Club, the fans, staff and the players,” Neville said in a statement.

“I would have liked to have continued the work I started but understand that we are in a results business and in the 28 games they have not been to my standards or to those which are required by this club.”

Neville leaves with Los Che 14th, six points off La Liga’s bottom three. A 2-0 home defeat to Celta Vigo was Neville’s final game in charge.

The former Manchester United defender was in charge for 16 League games, winning three, drawing five and losing eight, and also saw his side lose 7-1 to Barcelona in the Copa del Rey.

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