‘Can we talk about Pogba?’ Neville discusses Valencia struggle

Date published: Monday 8th August 2016 12:46

Gary Neville: Sacked as Valencia boss after poor spell

Gary Neville: Sacked as Valencia boss after poor spell

Gary Neville admits he could have prepared better for his ill-fate spell as Valencia manager.

Valencia surprisingly appointed Neville in December 2015, with the revered pundit’s only previous experience coming as part of Roy Hodgson’s England set-up.

The 41-year-old former Manchester United stalwart was sacked within four months after winning only three out of 16 La Liga fixtures.

When asked about his experiences with Valencia, Neville replied: “Can we talk about Pogba?”

He continued: “I look back at what I could have done different myself initially at Valencia and managing abroad, the difficulties that I had, and how I could have done things differently.

“Decisions I could have made, maybe preparation that could have been done better. To actually prepare myself for not being able to speak the language, to integrate into a different culture.

“I think that was a sharp experience, a big experience for me.

“In terms of England it’s not a new experience – I’ve been to eight tournaments. Apart from one they’ve pretty much all had the same ending. That’s the disappointment with that one.”

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