Jamie Carragher sums up disappointment over Gary Neville departure with brilliant tweet
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher again demonstrated his dry wit after it was revealed that colleague Gary Neville is leaving his media role to take over as manager of Valencia.
The former Manchester United and England defender will take over at the La Liga club with immediate effect, having signed a contract until the end of the season.
It is understood that Neville will continue with his duties as assistant manager to the England head coach Roy Hodgson, but that he will give up his work as a pundit with Sky Sports.
Carragher and Neville have becme a highly respected duo on Monday Night Football, with their insightful analysis and humour proving a hit with viewers.
The former Liverpool centre half joking tweeted that the departure of Neville reminded him of when goalkeeper Pegguy Arphexad left Anfield in 2003, famously winning six medals at the club despite just six appearances in three years.
"Gutted! This reminds me of when Pegguy Arphexad left for Coventry," he posted on his account.
Gutted! This reminds me of when Pegguy Arphexad left for Coventry. https://t.co/M535r7L2qo— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) December 2, 2015
Valencia's president Chan Lay Hoon meanwhiole has said the club is happy to have secured the arrival of the "world class" player.
"We are delighted to have secured Gary so quickly," he said. "He combines top level coaching experience through his role as a senior coach with the England national team and a world-class playing career with England and Manchester United."