Saturday 22 July 2017

Video: Valencia fans brilliantly adapt the Yaya Toure - Kolo Toure song for Gary Neville

Valencia fans are backing the Neville's with this brilliant chant
Valencia fans are backing the Neville's with this brilliant chant

Callum Davis

It's taken a while, but Valencia fans seem to finally be behind Gary Neville.

The former Manchester United defender celebrated his 41st birthday on Wednesday evening with a second win in as many games prompting one section of the Mestalla to sing his praises with a familiar chant.

A group of young Valencia fans celebrated their side's 6-0 victory over Rapid Vienna in the Europa League by adapting the 'Yaya Toure - Kolo Toure' song to hail the Neville coaching team.

The iconic chant was first used by Manchester City fans when the Toure brothers were both plying their trade at the Etihad in 2012.

Based on the popular nineties song 'No Limit' by 2 Unlimited, the song became a staple chant for Manchester CIty supporters.

Since that day the song has taken on a life of it's own, with countless versions recorded up and down the country in pubs, clubs and even schools.

A video of the Liverpool team offering a late night rendition of the song while on a pre-season tour of Dubai became a viral sensation late last year.

Gary Neville finally won his first game as Valencia manager in a hard fought win over Espanyol in La Liga last week.

Ten games without a win had placed the 41-year-old under significant pressure at the Mestalla, with former club legend Santiago Canizares among those to question the Mancunian's position.

Prior to Neville's maiden victory, some have travelled to the club’s training ground and waited at the city’s airport to scream their displeasure at Neville and his players.

However the Valencia faithful seem to be increasingly willing to back their rookie manager, something Neville says he appreciates.

“The most incredible bit was the fans stayed with us, they stayed with every single player, they stayed with me,” said Neville.

Telegraph.co.uk

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