Gary Neville - Wikipedia
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Media playback is not supported on this device Gary Neville: Was he struck by England's Euro 96 curse? Most of those things, indeed, happened during a defeat at Real Betis last month, which can be seen as a microcosm of his reign.
For starters, deadline day signing Guilhermo Siqueira was injured and had to come off.
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Later, his replacement Jose Gaya was sent off for two yellow cards. And as Valencia chased a late leveller, Alvaro Negredo had a shot cleared off the line and Shkodran Mustafi had a 91st-minute equaliser ruled out for the most marginal of offside decisions. The contribution of Negredo, in particular, will be a source of great frustration for Neville, with the former Manchester City striker missing a series of glorious opportunities during his first few weeks in charge, especially in a home defeat against Sporting Gijon which led to the first major signs of supporter dissatisfaction.
And although it's true that Neville did suffer from misfortune during his time in Spain, it could be argued that his results would have been even worse if he hadn't benefited from a few strokes of good fortune as well. His first league victory, for example, saw goalkeeper Diego Alves make a series of scarcely plausible saves to leave visiting Espanyol wondering how on earth they had left without anything to show for their efforts. But Neville will feel bitterness about the fixture which could have kept him in his job: Struggles with the language barrier Communication was an issue for Neville, despite him taking daily Spanish lessons As soon as Neville moved to Valencia, he admitted that his biggest challenge would be communicating clearly with his players when he was unable to speak their language.
And although he worked hard to learn Spanish, taking private lessons nearly every morning, he was understandably only able to make a certain amount of progress during his four months in the country and could not progress beyond basic communication.
The language barrier was not only a problem in the dressing room, with Neville occasionally having to clarify statements he had made in English during his press conferences.
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One example of his words being mis-represented through less than perfect translation came when he was profiled on popular television programme 'El Dia Despues' The Day After in the wake of his team's draw at Deportivo La Coruna, where Negredo had scored a late equaliser.
The feature included a snippet of Neville's post-game press conference, where he said that he was proud of his players and that he was sure Valencia fans watching at home on television will have jumped out of their chairs in celebration when Negredo scored. But the subtitles in Spanish mis-translated him as saying that he was sure Valencia fans were proud of the players, prompting the show's co-host and former Valencia keeper Santi Canizares to express his disagreement with that sentiment - even though Neville had not actually said it at all.
Not being able to explain himself clearly - to his players or the media - will have been a source of immense frustration to a man who had demonstrated outstanding communication skills with his television work prior to moving into management. Lack of tactical clarity Despite having his brother Phil as his assistant to help with tactics, Gary failed to get Valencia playing with a clear style No doubt linked to Neville's inability to express himself clearly to his players was the tactical uncertainty they demonstrated on the field of play.Gary Neville hails Raheem Sterling's performance levels a 'miracle' after the abuse he's faced - MNF
There were indications that Neville wanted his team to perform with intensity, pressing high up the pitch and creating attacking width to deliver crosses into the box. But in reality, they only played that way in sporadic bursts.
It never really became clear just how he wanted his team to play, with their efforts based more upon perspiration than inspiration, and more in hope than expectation. In the early weeks of his reign, Neville changed his tactics regularly, playing with three at the back during a couple of games and occasionally lining up a formation, although he later generally settled upon a shape.
He also rotated his team's personnel heavily. The fact that he sent out 16 unique starting line-ups during his first 16 games in charge strengthened the impression that he was searching for a winning formula rather than attempting to implement a clearly defined one - although injury problems hardly helped.
Overall, however, the intriguing question of exactly how the master analyst Neville wanted his team to play remained largely unanswered. His inability to impose a particular brand of football could be regarded as his biggest failing.
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Problems keeping the fans onside When Neville was appointed to replace the deeply unpopular Nuno Espirito Santo, he received a positive - if guarded -welcome from Valencia fans and the local media, who were well aware of his outstanding playing career and quickly became impressed by his obvious commitment to the job.
On 7 FebruaryNeville won his 85th cap in England's 1—0 friendly defeat to Spain. His appearance took him to within one cap of equalling Sansom's record for an England full back, and eighth in the all-time appearances list for his country. However, an ankle injury suffered on 17 March while playing for Manchester United robbed him of the chance to equal Sansom's record, as he was forced to miss the Euro qualifiers against Israel and Andorra on 24 March and 28 respectively.
Surgery on his ankle ruled him out of two summer matches at the new Wembley Stadiumand then a calf muscle injury delayed his recovery in the autumn. These injury problems together with a perceived decline in ability threatened to put an end to Neville's international playing career.
On 24 MayNeville was given a surprise recall to the England squad by Fabio Capello for the World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Andorra but did not feature in any of these games. When he came on as a substitute against Italy at Leeds inhe earned his 51st cap, breaking the record for a right back held previously by Phil Neal His 11 appearances for England in the European Championship finals over three tournaments is a record With his brother Phil, the Nevilles hold the record of England's most capped brothers, with appearances between them.
It was Phil's appearance as a substitute against Israel ina game for which Gary was injured, which broke a record they had jointly held with Jack and Bobby Charlton The Nevilles hold outright the record for the most appearances in the same England team by a pair of brothers with 31, although the 31st in came a whole seven years after the 30th Neville wrote in his autobiography that, at times, he had reflected on his international career and thought sometimes that it was "a massive waste of time", and that success with United was "always the most important thing".
Neville's brother Phil had previously been caretaker manager and continued to work with his brother at the club;  Neville also retained his England assistant coaching role while at Valencia. This came after the team had gone eight games without a victory in La Liga since Neville took over, leading to criticism from the press as well as the club's fans, who called for him to resign.
The pair will be redeveloping Manchester's former stock exchange building into a boutique hotel. The Grade II-listed building is on 4 Norfolk Street and will have 35 beds, a gym, spa, roof-top terrace, restaurant and bar. Zerum, Gary Neville's property consultancy, acted as agents for the application for planning permission.
Neville had previously done some punditry work for ITV Sport during the World Cup, which he missed due to injury, and for Eurowhich England did not qualify for. Former England teammate and retired Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher joined a year later.
Neville and Carragher have been praised for their analysis, with their former on-field rivalry adding to their personalities on-air. I'm almost happy for Gary Neville's troubles at Valencia. I remember he was too harsh as a TV pundit. Inhe was quoted: That sounds about right. We need to give chances to our own.
Neville described it as a "short-term plan we'll regret forever". His mother Jill used to play netball in the local leagues, and is general manager and club secretary for Football League club Bury. Their second daughter, Sophie, was born on 25 March