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Neville reveals that he has no desire whatsoever to return to management

Gary Neville has revealed that he has no plans to return to management anytime soon, if ever.

The former Manchester United and England defender is currently working as a pundit for Sky Sports, whilst he also has several other business ventures including a stake in League Two club Salford City.

Neville previously endured an ill-fated spell in management with Spanish side Valencia in 2016, being sacked less than four months after his appointment following just three wins in 16 La Liga games.

The 44-year-old has now revealed he has no desire to return to management, admitting the experience was a ‘clip around the ear’.

“There is not one single part of me that wakes up and thinks ‘I want to be on the training field’,” Neville told BBC Radio 4.

“I had my foray into management in Valencia and it was probably one of the best learning curves I have ever had.

“It was a clip around the ear, sometimes you need one in life.

“I’m more interested in the board room or in the business side of things. The football side I love. I love watching matches but I just don’t want to be on the training pitch, I feel like I’ve done that part of my life and want to move on.”

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