After his unsuccessful stint as coach at Valencia, Gary Neville stated this week that he “may never coach again”.
We here are at CRBVIP however, can reveal that ‘GNev’ – does want to return to management! As player manager of his beloved Salford City FC!
In another CRBVIP EXCLUSIVE, Neville told our reporter ” Everyone knows I have an invested interest in Salford City and it’s my obligation to get them to The Football League!”
He went on to reveal:
“The most direct route to do that is for the club to appoint a manager that has the expertise, the wisdom, the knowledge, the winning mentality, the trophies and the skill to get us up through the divisions – and that person is me – yes, I want to manage Salford, yes I want to be player – manager”.
Our reporter queried his statement but GNev went on to say:
“The player manager is a lost art. I grew up watching the greats. Men who not only knew the game – they could play the game. Geniuses.”
“Dalglish done it at Liverpool, Hoddle, Gullit & Vialli were all successful at Chelsea and even my buddy at Sky Graeme Souness done it at Rangers! I consider myself to be better than all combined! I have OPTA stats coming out of my a*%! & still have the skills. After all, it was me that taught my brother Phil his famous ‘step-over’ trick!”
No officials at Salford City FC were available to speak at this time but when we did collar Sue the tea lady she went on to declare;
“Well he’s the boss! As for the other four, what’s their names(?), Twigs, Mutt, Moles & big G’s brother; their hardly ever here!”
We await an announcement from the club in the coming days.