English Premiership

Neville would 'run a mile' if offered United job

2019-09-16 10:51
Gary Neville (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Manchester United defender and captain Gary Neville insists that he would not dare accept a managerial offer from the club.

The Sky Sports football pundit has been heavily critical of the Red Devils owners in the last three seasons for the way the club approached signing players and sacking managers.

In a Q and A on Twitter, football fanatics queried the once prolific right-back on various questions.

“If the opportunity ever arose would you take the united managerial role?” one fan asked to which Neville replied: “That call isn’t coming and if it did, I would run a mile.”

Neville previously held the managerial post at La Liga giants Valencia for less than five months before he was sacked following poor results.

The 44-year-old only won three of the 16 La Liga games he mentored the Spanish side, meanwhile, a Barcelona 7-0 hammering in a Spanish Cup semi-final was his worse defeat.

“What’s been your favourite moment so far working for Sky?” @michael230202 asked.

Neville replied: “United winning the league in SAF last season”

Meanwhile, Neville’s worse moment as a pundit was when Manchester City won the Premier League title on the final matchday of the season during the 2011/12 season.

"Worst game you ever covered?" @ManUtd_SZN probed to which Neville simply replied "Agueerrrooooo !!" - mimicking Peter Drury’s famous commentary to Sergio Aguero’s goal in the final seconds of City's match against QPR at the Etihad Stadium to secure the Premier League title.

- Compiled by Tashreeq Vardien

 

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