Gary Neville: 'I am a million miles away from return to management'

Gary Neville plays down management return
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Gary Neville insists that he is a "million miles away" from going back into management following his roles with Valencia and England.

Gary Neville has admitted that he is a "million miles away" from going back into management following his roles with Valencia and England.

The former Manchester United captain was dismissed by Los Che last year after four months in charge.

Neville subsequently worked with Roy Hodgson as Three Lions assistant manager but left the position after their exit to Iceland at Euro 2016.

The 42-year-old insists that he has no regrets in taking the Valencia job, but has no intentions of returning to coaching in the near future.

"It'll never happen," Neville told the Daily Mail. "I'm a million miles away. I suppose never is a strong word because in 10 years you might wake up and say: 'I want to coach.' I love football and the camaraderie but I don't want to be in that environment anymore.

"Up until 15 months ago I was coach of England and 19 months ago I was coach of Valencia, so it would be impossible to say at that stage that I'm never going to be a coach, but I had turned down two or three Premier League jobs, I turned down two Championship jobs and I wasn't going to go into coaching.

"I did it because it was my business partner and I thought that the opportunity for an Englishman to manage one of the top four or five clubs in Spain was never going to happen again.

"It was an unbelievable opportunity and it didn't go as well as I wanted it to, but I enjoyed every minute and it taught me a lot and things I will apply to my business life. I don't regret going to Spain."

Neville currently works with Sky Sports as a pundit and is also part of several ventures including co-ownership of Salford City.

Valencia's Britihs coach Gary Neville gestures from the sideline during the UEFA Champions League football match Valencia CF vs Olympique Lyonnais at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on December 9, 2015.
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