Phil Nevile decided to hang up his boots and retire from playing football professionally on April of 2013 and only a few months later, he took on a managerial position at Old Trafford as he became the first-team coach of Manchester United as he worked alongside David Moyes.
Coaching the first team of Manchester United was something that Phil Neville used to do over 2 years ago and now Neville has other things planned to do as the retired footballer is has turned into the assistant manager of Valencia but he wants to turn into the full time coach of the Spanish team.
Neville replaced Ian Cathro who was the former assistant manager of Valencia. The official announcement of Phil Neville turning into the assistant of the Spanish club was made at the end of June, only a few weeks ago but Neville is already interested in taking up the full time managerial role.
The former defender of Manchester United, Neville has already moved his family to Valencia and the retired footballer revealed details concerning this recent decision to become the assistant manager of the Spanish side as he said:
“It was one of those once in a lifetime phone calls from Valencia. I was picking the children up from school when I got it. Throughout my life I have always tended to rely on my own gut instinct and judgment.I did ask David about a few things but only after I had decided to take the role. “I never thought I’d move away from the north-west. It was always going to take something very special to do that and this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me’’
Neville took advice from David Moyes before deciding to accept the managerial job in Valencia and a new chapter in the life of Phil Neville is commencing.