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Valencia's Gary Neville says coaching is not in his long-term plans

Gary Neville says his future does not lie in coaching despite taking the reins at Valencia.

The former Manchester United defender has been linked to taking over at his former club, as well as for England, where he remains an assistant under Roy Hodgson.

He was brought to Valencia by his Salford City business partner Peter Lim to serve as interim manager for the rest of the season, but the 40-year-old, who has also gained noteriety recently for his work as a television pundit, said his ultimate plans do not involve coaching.

"I'm not going to say where I want to end up, and it isn't in management or head coaching, so I want to be clear about that," he told Sky Sports.

Gary Neville says he wants to do other things besides coaching.

"That's not my ultimate goal of where I want to be. From my point of view, I was really enjoying what I was doing, I really was, the multiple things I had on, even though I knew it was coming to a point where I had to make decisions at the end of this season.

"This came at the right time, because it has allowed me to think: 'OK, four, five years out of football, I've experienced a lot in the different facets of football.'

"Whether media, broadcasting, head coach, assistant manager with England, being a part-owner of a football club and seeing it from that side, and the other business stuff I do."


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