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Gary Neville: hotel for homeless was purely the right thing to do

Former Manchester United star resubmits plans for controversial St Michael’s development, including flats, hotel offices and restaurant

It was one of the more unexpected football headlines of recent years: Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs opening a “hotel for the homeless”.

The Manchester United stars-turned-property developers had allowed a group of 50 rough sleepers to camp out in one of their most prestigious buildings in Manchester city centre for the winter.

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Luke Shaw’s reputation rests on proving José Mourinho wrong, says Gary Neville

• Manchester United manager has delivered scathing criticism of left-back
• Neville backs Shaw to prove he has the talent to thrive at Old Trafford

Luke Shaw has been warned by Gary Neville that his reputation will be damaged if he fails to respond to José Mourinho’s scathing assessment of his commitment to Manchester United by showing he belongs at Old Trafford.

Shaw was not even a substitute during Saturday’s goalless draw with West Bromwich Albion and his future looks uncertain after Mourinho said that he cannot compare his attitude to United’s other left-backs, Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian and Ashley Young. The manager said Shaw was a “long way behind” in terms of commitment, focus and ambition.

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Luke Shaw’s reputation rests on proving José Mourinho wrong, says Gary Neville

• Manchester United manager has delivered scathing criticism of left-back
• Neville backs Shaw to prove he has the talent to thrive at Old Trafford

Luke Shaw has been warned by Gary Neville that his reputation will be damaged if he fails to respond to José Mourinho’s scathing assessment of his commitment to Manchester United by showing he belongs at Old Trafford.

Shaw was not even a substitute during Saturday’s goalless draw with West Bromwich Albion and his future looks uncertain after Mourinho said that he cannot compare his attitude to United’s other left-backs, Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian and Ashley Young. The manager said Shaw was a “long way behind” in terms of commitment, focus and ambition.

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Gary Neville hits out at FA for ‘throwing Wayne Rooney overboard’ in hotel row

• Neville accuses governing body of failing England captain
• ‘When you talk about fanning the flames, that’s exactly what the FA did’

Gary Neville has accused the Football Association of failing the England captain, Wayne Rooney, with its handling of the controversy that surrounded his late-night behaviour at the team hotel last month.

Neville, a former England assistant, said the FA chief executive, Martin Glenn, was guilty of a PR “disaster” when saying an investigation would be launched.

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Karius, the Nevilles and the worst of football’s established hierarchies | Marina Hyde

Liverpool’s young goalkeeper is free and welcome to say what he wants, even if it does upset Sky Sports’ thin-skinned prefect of punditry

As someone who has never played the game of football to the highest level, I wonder if I dare even giggle at Gary Neville? The hierarchies of English football and the various industries that surround it – including Her Majesty’s sports press – frequently remind me of some failing post-war minor British public school, where bumptious members of the Remove are always being slapped down by the bigger boys, for reasons as bygone as the empire. Pointless rules, desiccated conventions, rigid systems of deference – what is any of it for, except propping up the establishment for the same reason establishments always demand propping up?

Hang on, where on earth was I? Ah, yes. Gary Neville, prefect of punditry over at Sky Sports. In the course of a wide-ranging interview last week, malfunctioning Liverpool keeper Loris Karius, 23, had the mildest of digs at Neville, 41, from whom he has absorbed at least his fair share of unsparing criticism.

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Klopp rebukes Neville brothers: they don’t like Liverpool – video

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp attacks Gary and Phil Neville after the pair criticised the recent performances of Reds goalkeeper Loris Karius. Speaking at a news conference on Monday at Melwood, Klopp questions Gary Neville’s credentials as a television pundit given his poor spell as head coach of Valencia. ‘He showed he struggled to judge players, why let them talk about players on television? I wouldn’t,’ says Klopp

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Jürgen Klopp attacks Neville brothers over Loris Karius criticism

• Gary and Phil question Liverpool goalkeeper following shaky displays
• ‘He showed he struggled with the job to judge players’ says Klopp of Gary

Jürgen Klopp has launched a scathing attack on Gary and Phil Neville and questioned the former’s credentials as a television pundit given his ill-fated spell as Valencia head coach.

The Liverpool manager accused the former Manchester United players of promoting an anti-Liverpool agenda in his latest defence of under-fire goalkeeper Loris Karius. Karius has come in for criticism over unconvincing displays against Bournemouth and West Ham United, games in which Liverpool have dropped five points to fall six behind league leaders Chelsea.

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Jürgen Klopp attacks Neville brothers over Loris Karius criticism

• Gary and Phil question Liverpool goalkeeper following shaky displays
• ‘He showed he struggled with the job to judge players’ says Klopp of Gary

Jürgen Klopp has launched a scathing attack on Gary and Phil Neville and questioned the former’s credentials as a television pundit given his ill-fated spell as Valencia head coach.

The Liverpool manager accused the former Manchester United players of promoting an anti-Liverpool agenda in his latest defence of under-fire goalkeeper Loris Karius. Karius has come in for criticism over unconvincing displays against Bournemouth and West Ham United, games in which Liverpool have dropped five points to fall six behind league leaders Chelsea.

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Gary Neville admits he may never go back to coaching after return to Sky

• Neville will not return to management in next five years
• Former Manchester United defender to focus on business interests

The former England and Manchester United defender Gary Neville has said he will not return to management in the next five years and his job at Valencia, from which he was sacked after less than four months in charge, may be his final job in coaching.

Related: Gary Neville left Valencia in ignominy – but at least he bit the bullet| Barry Glendenning

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England’s Euro 2016 undermined by friction between Roy Hodgson and Gary Neville

• England manager’s methods were openly questioned by his own staff
• ‘The players got on fine. It was the coaches who fell out,’ the Observer is told

England’s Euro 2016 campaign was undermined by a deterioration in the working relationship between Roy Hodgson and Gary Neville and a series of disagreements among the coaching staff, the Observer can reveal.

While the England players bonded well during the tournament, it has emerged there was friction behind the scenes when it came to Hodgson and members of his backroom staff.

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The England succession: candidates in line to succeed Roy Hodgson

Will England choose an in-house coach such as Gareth Southgate, seek the Premier League experience of Slaven Bilic or Alan Pardew, or go further afield?England Under-21s head coach Continue reading…

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Gary Neville believes Roy Hodgson deserves England contract extension

• ‘I think Roy can be proud of an excellent piece of work. It needs a good finish’
• Neville praises the England manager’s faith in youth over experience

Gary Neville has admitted the perception of Roy Hodgson’s tenure as England manager will be determined by the team’s performance at Euro 2016, but remains convinced the current setup’s “excellent” work and long-term vision warrant a contract extension beyond the finals.

Hodgson’s side will complete preparations for the tournament with Thursday’s friendly against Portugal at Wembley with the intention to select a strong side that is likely to provide the basis of the team to start the opening Group B game against Russia. The manager will travel with the youngest 23-man squad of any of the 24 nations involved in France, maintaining the side’s evolution over his four-year spell in charge, and determined England will make amends for their dismal results at the World Cup in Brazil.

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Pako Ayestarán: Gary Neville told Valencia I was the best man for his job

Pako Ayestarán was shocked to be put in charge of Valencia after a brief spell as an assistant but is thankful for Gary Neville’s blessing in difficult circumstances

The tickets to Singapore had been issued and the club’s owner was waiting but Pako Ayestarán insisted he was not going anywhere until he made a call. It was “uncomfortable”, he admits, but he picked up the phone and rang Gary Neville. The opener was awkward: I’ve been offered your job. The reply was automatic: take it. In fact, Neville had already put in a good word. And so it is that when Valencia play Real Madrid on Sunday afternoon, it will not be Gary Neville standing on the touchline at the Santiago Bernabéu but the man he had brought in to help him.

Neville was sacked at the end of March, four months after taking his first managerial post. If that was expected with Valencia six points from the relegation zone, having won three of 16 league matches, few expected the former Liverpool assistant manager, who had joined his staff in mid-February on the recommendation of Jamie Carragher, to replace him.

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Valencia owner Peter Lim: Gary Neville’s exit was ‘mutually, amicably agreed’

• Neville was sacked by Valencia in March, four months after arriving
• Lim denies reports he was on holiday when decision was reached

Valencia’s Singaporean owner Peter Lim has sought to clarify Gary Neville’s abrupt departure as coach last month, saying the decision was “mutually and amicably agreed between both sides”.

Neville was sacked four months after arriving at the Mestalla, and days after fans had chanted for him to leave during a 2-0 defeat against Celta Vigo.

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Phil Neville’s future in doubt as Valencia travel without assistant coach

• Party arrives for game in Las Palmas without Englishman
• Brother Gary was sacked as first-team coach this week

Valencia landed in Las Palmas on Friday night – without their assistant coach Phil Neville.

The absence of Neville, whose brother Gary was sacked as first-team coach on Wednesday, had not been announced in advance despite the new coach Pako Ayestarán holding a press conference the day before. It came as a surprise when he was not among the travelling party, casting considerable doubt on his future at the club.

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Gary Neville left Valencia in ignominy – but at least he bit the bullet| Barry Glendenning

Far from ruining Gary Neville’s credibility as an analyst, his Spanish misadventure showed he was prepared to give management a go and may have added to his expertise should he return to the TV studio

If nothing else, Gary Neville can take consolation from the fact that, ultimately, almost all football managers fail. Admittedly, most take longer than four months and don’t fail in quite such spectacular fashion, but at the age of 41 the former Valencia manager at least has plenty of time to seek solace in that cliched motivational saw unwittingly coined by one of life’s great pessimists. “Try again,” wrote Samuel Beckett. “Fail again. Fail better.” He can hardly fail worse.

Neville has bounced back from similar reverses. While his version of events explaining a thoroughly miserable time at the Mestalla Stadium has yet to emerge, it’s worth remembering Neville’s career as a player ended in similarly undignified circumstances. By his own account, he realised the jig was up while sitting on a toilet at The Hawthorns, staring disconsolately at the back of the door while pondering the sad reality he “was making Jerome Thomas look like Ronaldo”. Some 25 minutes later Neville was put out of his misery and substituted and after 602 appearances for Manchester United his largely excellent work as a footballer was done. “Off I went for the last time,” he would recall. “I knew it was over. Gary Neville, the former Manchester United defender.”

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Sports quiz of the week: World T20 final, Michael Jordan and Jamie Vardy

This week’s quiz hopes it won’t go the way of Gary Neville and Rémi Garde

• Football quiz: around the world in 80 questions

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Back to using TV technology to point out West Brom’s problems at full-back

In today’s Fiver: Adiós Gary, Sunderland’s signing of the season and light entertainment’s Alan Pardew

Gary Neville’s almost entirely unimpressive 28-game spell at Valencia did at least manage something impressive: the end. While plenty of managers – Martin Jol at Spurs in 2007 springs to mind – seem to be the last to know that they’ve got a one-way first-class ticket on Do One Airlines, Neville somehow kept his sacking a secret for the best part of a fortnight, showing that although he has spent most of his post-playing career talking about football, he’s also adept at not talking about it.

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Gary Neville sacked by Valencia – video report

Gary Neville has been sacked by Valencia after less than four months at the club. The former-England full back leaves the club in 14th place in La Liga. The Spanish side announced on Wednesday that Neville was leaving with immediate effect. Neville had become unpopular with fans, culminating in direct calls from fans for the former Manchester United player to leave the club

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Gary Neville’s Valencia experiment comes to undignified end

Dire results and a rising tide of fans’ vitriol made former Manchester United defender’s position untenable after brief spell in which nothing went right

“When the fans here are not happy with you, they have a way of letting you know,” Gary Neville had said and on the night that turned out to be his last as coach of Valencia they did just that. It was 11 days ago now, his side were losing to Celta de Vigo, on course for a third league defeat in a row to go with the Europa League elimination suffered three days earlier, and a chant went round Mestalla. “Gary, vete ya!” it ran. Gary, go now!

They did not yet realise it but he was about to. Valencia announced that they had sacked Neville early on Wednesday evening; they had actually done so soon after that defeat. The Valencia coach had delayed joining the England squad because, he said, it was “the right thing to do”, but by the time he got there he knew he was the former Valencia coach. No one else did; Roy Hodgson was informed later.

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