Phil Neville has been given a coaching role with England's U21s at the European Championship this summer, Everton have now confirmed.
The 36 year-old has made no secret of his desire to go into coaching when he hangs up his boots and has already started working towards earning his Uefa coaching badges.
Neville was involved with the U21s on the coaching side for a qualifier against Belgium in February and he was grateful for the experience.
"It made me realise what a special thing being involved for your country was," he said.
The defender will now link up with Stuart Pearce this summer for the tournament in Israel.
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559 Posted 19/03/2013 at 07:02:27
560 Posted 19/03/2013 at 07:10:54
Take a bow and say good night.
561 Posted 19/03/2013 at 08:02:11
563 Posted 19/03/2013 at 08:38:52
564 Posted 19/03/2013 at 08:40:44
565 Posted 19/03/2013 at 08:45:21
566 Posted 19/03/2013 at 09:07:26
567 Posted 19/03/2013 at 09:12:21
Thanks Phil-do yourself a favour.
568 Posted 19/03/2013 at 09:21:54
571 Posted 19/03/2013 at 09:29:07
I really hope he's played his last game for Everton though.
578 Posted 19/03/2013 at 10:09:08
If Coleman or Gibson gets injured, Moyes will look to him...unfortunately.....I am using that word quite a lot of late.
579 Posted 19/03/2013 at 10:13:13
It could be worse than you think, Neville was picked ahead of Gibson just one game a go. I'm convinced Neville will be starting games soon and stay there.
582 Posted 19/03/2013 at 10:29:03
Neville's presence at certain points during a game (e.g. 2-0 up against Arsenal away and under under seige) might still help inspire the others and retain the three points. However:
- his days of playing an entire game are probably in the rear view mirror
- someone still needs to show him a blue shirt and say, "Those are the people you need to pass to."
599 Posted 19/03/2013 at 12:07:45
601 Posted 19/03/2013 at 12:12:14
605 Posted 19/03/2013 at 12:18:38
Tony McNulty dream on. When have we ever been 2-0 up at Arsenal. In fact under Moyes we have never won away to them. I know you only use it as an example, but how optimistic.
621 Posted 19/03/2013 at 13:36:23
I don't know what makes me more angry, the fact that he continually (at least it's not EVERY game now) gets picked by Moyes because they're bosom buddies or that he just doesn't seem to know when to hang them up.
The fact that he's on 50k a week (and ahem, the same goes for Moyes; albeit slightly less urgently) and knows we're skint yet doesn't offer to restructure his contract says a LOT about the man and where his true intentions lie. Players restructure their contracts all the time. It happens in the US a lot
627 Posted 19/03/2013 at 13:55:32
651 Posted 19/03/2013 at 15:30:41
664 Posted 19/03/2013 at 16:59:08
687 Posted 19/03/2013 at 17:37:06
I actually think that he might well make a good coach. I could see him being gaffer at an outfit like MK Dons or Brighton as an essential stepping-stone to a higher level. No way ought he to be our next gaffer, no way. But in say 2023 when fan power finally forces Martinez out, he may be a good choice for us.
690 Posted 19/03/2013 at 17:51:20
702 Posted 19/03/2013 at 18:45:07
731 Posted 19/03/2013 at 19:58:17
But, all said and done, he's given Everton sterling service.
739 Posted 19/03/2013 at 20:18:00
One of the reasons I really like Gary Neville. A proper pro who to his credit the RS hate, that was always really self aware. He has also turned into the best football pundit on Sky never afraid to let old allegiances get in the way of telling it like it is. His article about his last game is brutally honest and shows the measure of the man.
768 Posted 19/03/2013 at 21:58:31
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