Former Valencia manager and England assistant Gary Neville has said that his stint with the Spanish side might be his last job in coaching.
The former Manchester United right back spent four months in charge of the La Liga side, but was given the boot by the club after failing to keep a single clean sheet during his tenure and sitting in 14th place in the La Liga standings. Neville has a lot of projects in the works, and admitted to Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague that he might not return to coaching.
“I always say ‘never say never’ because my love of football is too great, but I genuinely believe it will be very difficult for me to go back into coaching because of my commitment now to so many different things,” Neville said.
“It’s my obligation to deliver Salford City to the Football League. It’s my obligation to roll out Hotel Football internationally.
“It’s my obligation to deliver high-end restaurants with Michael O’Hare. It’s my obligation to deliver St Michael’s, which I believe is the best development in Manchester.
“I can’t go back into coaching now in the short term – the next five years – and the reality of it is I don’t want to.
“It could be that I’m no longer ever a coach in football but that’s not a loss. Some people might think it is, but the fact of the matter is it’s not to me.”
Neville spent four years as assistant manager to Roy Hodgson with the English national team. He’s now back working as a pundit for Sky Sports.