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Thursday 20 July 2017

Valencia coaching role for Phil Neville

Phil Neville. Picture: Andrew Hayes-Watkins/PA
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Former Manchester United and England full-back Phil Neville has been named assistant coach of Valencia. The Spanish club, who finished fourth in the Primera Division last season, have announced that the 38-year-old has been appointed to manager Nuno Espirito Santo's back-room team at Los Che.

Neville has experience of coaching at Manchester United, where he worked with current Real Sociedad manager David Moyes, and England Under-21s.

A statement on Valencia's website read: "Valencia CF are pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Neville as assistant manager He offers a wealth of footballing knowledge to a club in constant growth."

Neville won 59 caps for England and lifted the Champions League, six Premier League titles and three FA Cups during his time with United.

He finished a 19-year playing career at Everton in 2013 before turning his focus to coaching.

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