Neville: It was ‘disrespectful’ for me to become a football manager

Date published: Friday 27th October 2017 9:25

Gary Neville has ruled out a return to football management, saying that he was disrespectful to think he could succeed.

Neville was sacked by Valencia after failing miserably at the club, and now says his future lies in punditry.

In an exclusive interview with The Times, Neville concedes that taking on the Valencia job without solely dedicating himself to it was a bad move.

“I genuinely don’t feel I can go back now [to management]. I think it was disrespectful when I went in first time,” he said.

“Disrespectful to all hardworking coaches who give up every minute of the working day to being the best coach they can be.

“It takes that level of dedication. I wasn’t solely dedicating my life to football coaching.

“I could look at it as a stain that will last for ever but I don’t think you can brand someone a failure for the rest of their life.”

Apart from David Moyes, of course.

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