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Neville's first two games: Lyon, Barcelona

2015-12-02 15:32
Gary Neville (AFP)

Madrid - Following his appointment as Valencia manager, Gary Neville will face Lyon and Barcelona in his first match in charge.

"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 Sunday, December 6 ahead of the Champions League match against Lyon which will take place at Mestalla 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.

"It is a huge club of immense prestige and I remember well from my time as a player the great passion and loyalty of their fans."

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