Gary Neville has been appointed as Head Coach of Valencia until the end of the season. The former Manchester United defender has apparently taken his first management job with the La Liga club.
The Englishman’s first match in-charge of the club will be against Barcelona this Saturday.
Check out the official communication (roughly translated from Spanish) from the La Liga club below!
“Valencia Football Club has reached an agreement with England coach Gary Neville to be the coach of the first team until June 30, 2016.
Neville officially begin its work next Sunday, December 6, in view UEFA Champions League against Olympique Lyonnais, to play on Wednesday 9 December at the Mestalla.
The President of Valencia, Chan Lay Hoon wanted and welcome the new coach: “We are delighted to have been able to have Gary as quickly. He is a person who combines technical expertise as part of the coaching staff of the England team and a brilliant playing career at Manchester United and his team. ”
Lay Hoon, personal qualities are the greatest endorsement of the new coach: “Throughout his career, Gary has always shown a high level of leadership on and off the field. He is greatly respected in the English football and have been these qualities that have convinced us that it is the right choice to lead the team until the end of season. ”
Meanwhile, Gary Neville – one of the most charismatic players in the history of England has expressed his happiness for the agreement: “I am excited and I am proud to have received this huge opportunity with Valencia Football Club. It is a huge club, of immense prestige and I remember well from my time as a player, the passion and loyalty of their fans. ”
Neville also wanted to send a message to the potential of the team, which has very good references, “I’m looking forward to working with them, I know it’s a group of very talented players. I am very excited about the challenge that lies ahead together. ”
The new coach will appear tomorrow in Press Conference with President Chan Lay Hoon, at 4 pm at the Mestalla.”