I was excited to hear that Gary Neville has been appointed as Head Coach at Valencia. Gary was a great leader on the pitch – he is a very intelligent guy, and has arguably been the best pundit in televised football history.
The evidence suggests that many United fans hope Gary will be a huge success at Valencia, and that this will be a prelude to him ultimately returning to Manchester and managing United for many years to come. The prevailing view seems to be that Neville is a more natural leader than Giggs.
Really want Gary Neville to succeed at Valencia. He is more more vocal than Giggs and in my opinion a more promising future #MUFC manager.
— Manchester United (@MUFC_today) December 2, 2015
— Billy Meredith (@UrmstonLordMUFC) December 2, 2015
The future dream team of Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville? pic.twitter.com/oHKOfWv7Pt
— MUFC Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) December 2, 2015
Imagine Gary Neville at the helm, with Giggsy, Scholesy, Phil and Nicky Butt as his backroom team. That line-up would undoubtedly be the stuff of dreams for United fans, but of course they would need to live up to the romance and make United great again.
Many United fans feel that the Class of 92 would be the ideal team to take United forward for the next decade. The club is in their blood. They would bring a level of passion that LvG rarely even hints at.
For now, Gary has a big task ahead in Spain. Being the head coach at one of Europe’s big clubs is entirely different to life as a player, an international coach, or indeed a TV pundit. It will be interesting to see how Gary manages the transition – millions of us will be watching over the next few months with great interest, hoping that the Neville brothers do a great job at the Mestalla and come home to Manchester to inaugurate a new era at Old Trafford.
For more reaction to Neville’s shock appointment, listen to Guillem Balague talking to Sky Sports below: