Neville ‘raw’ after Valencia sack

Gary Neville is said to feel ‘raw’ after he was sacked by Valencia but doesn’t plan on giving up on coaching.

Neville lost his job on Wednesday with Los Che only six points clear of the relegation zone with eight games to play, the team winning three of 16 League games under the guidance of the former Manchester United defender.

The Daily Telegraph reports Neville feels ‘raw’ after his experience at Mestalla, where the fans eventually took against him and called for his resignation. Neville leaves after a home defeat to Celta Vigo.

Neville was away with the England national team over the international break and it’s noted he returned to Spain to discover the decision to part company had been taken.

Pako Ayestaran, who was on Neville’s staff and previously worked at Valencia under Rafa Benitez, has been appointed to the end of the season.

Phil Neville, who worked with his brother’s predecessor Nuno Santo and stayed on when the Portuguese left in December, will reportedly remain in his coaching role.

Valencia owner Peter Lim was understood to be close to both Nevilles and the Telegraph add his relationship with Gary isn’t expected to be damaged by this turn of events.

Neville arrived in Spain not speaking the language and though he was taking lessons, it’s said he did at times struggle to communicate with the players, and argued with the local Press over the decision to end open training sessions.

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