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Neville Turns Back On England To Stay In Valencia

welcome-gary-nevilleGary Neville has delayed joining the England squad for the upcoming internationals against Germany on 26 March and Holland three days later so he can focus on keeping Valencia in the Primera Division.

After another bad performance from his side at the weekend, a 2-0 loss a at home to Celta Vigo,fans in the Mestalla could he hears chanting “Neville go now” as the defeat left Neville’s side six points above the relegation zone and fans at the

After the match, the England assistant coach said:

“I have just spoken to Roy Hodgson and am going to stay back in Valencia. I feel it’s the right thing to do.”

He continued: “Obviously it’s not an ideal situation, in respect to the fact that before I came here I was the assistant coach for the national team of England, with 60 million people, but I understand the two or three million people in Valencia need my attention this week.

“The last thing I want is for people here to say Gary Neville lacks commitment, because it’s not something that’s ever been said about me in my life.

“Obviously I have a dual role, at this moment in time. I’ve been England coach for three and a half years and I’ve loved doing that. These are friendly matches, very important matches for England, but I also have three very important days here coaching the players.

“I said last week I’ve come to love this club and this city and I want to give my all to the club. They deserve nothing less.”