Gary Neville Sacked by Valencia after Four Months



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Former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville has been sacked by Valencia after less than four months in charge of the Spanish club.
 
The 41-year-old, who is part of the England coaching set-up, was given his first managerial job in December.
 
Valencia won three of their 16 league games under the former television pundit, and 10 of 28 games overall.
 
Neville said he wanted to stay but results had "not been to my standards" or those "required by this club".
 
He added that he understood "we are in a results business".
 
Neville's younger brother Phil is also part of the Valencia coaching team and will be retained.
 
Neville first faced calls to quit after a 7-0 loss to Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg in February.
 
His last match in charge was a 2-0 home defeat by Celta Vigo just before the international break.
 
He has spent the past six days with the England squad for friendly games with Germany and the Netherlands.
 
Former Liverpool assistant manager Pako Ayestaran, 53, will take charge for the rest of the season.
 
Neville's management career began with a Champions League loss to Lyon at the Mestalla and it was not until 13 February that Los Che clinched their first of only three league wins.
 
Cup competitions provided some respite for Neville, with seven wins coming in the Copa del Rey and Europa League.
 
Neville retired in 2011 after 602 Manchester United appearances and 85 England caps. He won 16 trophies at United and represented his country at five major tournaments.
 
Six-time Spanish champions Valencia are 14th in the table, six points clear of the relegation zone with eight games remaining.
 
- BBC

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