London: England assistant coach and Manchester United legend Gary Neville has been named Valencia boss for the rest of the season, the Spanish side announced yesterday.
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"Valencia have reached an agreement with English coach Gary Neville for him to be coach of the first team until June 30, 2016," the club said in a statement. "Neville will officially begin his work on December 6 ahead of the Champions League match against Lyon on Wednesday, December 9."
Neville's brother Phil has been at the club since the start of the season, working as an assistant to Nuno Espirito Santo before he left the club after a poor run of results on Sunday. "I am very excited and feel very proud to have received this great opportunity with Valencia," Neville told the club's website.
Neville will be presented at a press conference today. The role is Neville's first managerial post, but he will continue as part of England manager Roy Hodgson's coaching staff ahead of next year's European Championships.