Neville ‘talks too much,’ says Sky Sports pundit

Date published: Tuesday 22nd March 2016 1:39

Gary Neville “talks too much” and must “understand the difference” between being a manager and being a pundit, according to a Sky Sports expert.

Former Sky Sports man Terry Gibson oversaw a 2-0 defeat to Celta Vigo on Sunday – his 11th defeat in 28 games since he took charge of the La Liga side in December.

The former Manchester United defender and England coach saw his side knocked out of the Europa League last week and he has come under increasing pressure from the Valencia fans with the club just six points away from the relegation zone.

And 53-year-old Gibson, who played for United believes Neville is giving too much away to the media.

“I think Gary Neville speaks too much in his press conferences,” Gibson told Sky Sports.

“He has got to understand the difference to being a pundit on Sky, where he is paid to talk and having an opinion, and perhaps behave like some of the experienced managers to answer the questions that are asked and not to venture into other territories.

“Sometimes it’s better to say less and not give people a chance to be too critical of everything you say.”

Neville insisted he would not resign after the weekend’s defeat when fans chanted: “Gary, vete ya!” (Gary, go now!). The 41-year-old, who signed a deal until the end of the season with Los Che, is unlikely to quit, but will not extend his contract in Spain.

Before the weekend’s defeat, Neville, who has only won three league games, said: “I’m only thinking about the nine games. That’s all I want to think about. That’s all I should think about. I was hired for five months. That has always been the agreement.

“I’m not closing the door but we all know the contract that I was given. I will make sure that I give everything. I have come to love this club and to love the city. I have never seen such passionate fans; they are a proud bunch and I just imagine what they would be like if the results were better.”

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