Phil Neville: "I want to be a manager"

Phil Neville reveals management ambition
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Phil Neville expresses his desire to move into management once he ends his playing stint with Everton.

Everton captain Phil Neville has admitted that he would like to become a manager when his playing days are over.

The 35-year-old recently had a stint with the England Under-21s under the guidance of head coach Stuart Pearce.

Discussing that experience, the former Manchester United defender has conceded that it left him wanting more.

"The bottom line is, I want to be a coach. I want to be a manager. That's my love," he told The Telegraph. "I spent three days with the England Under-21s over the summer and it was the best three days I've had in football. It inspired me.

"I watched a match and the manager said to me: 'Give me two things at half-time we need to improve on'. Well, the whole first half I must have written down 100 things.

"I was that nervous I was shaking. It was a totally new experience. I did come up with the two, eventually. It made my mind up. I want to become a manager, definitely."

Reports have claimed that Neville may call time on his career at the end of the current campaign.

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