Selasa, 15 Mei 2012

Gary Neville back to England

Gary Neville will return to England. Not as a player but as a coaching staff brought a new direction of national team manager of State Queen Elizabeth.

FA on Monday (14/5), announced that Gary Neville was appointed as England coach with a contract duration of four years.

Former England defender and Manchester United are now ready to work under the direction of the new national team manager, Roy Hodgson, the European Championships next month.

But Neville, who retired from competitive football in season 2010/2011, should be able to assist Hodgson in opening relations with the players, the decision to allow him to work as a football analyst in the media can lead to conflicts of interest.

Neville, who holds a coaching license UEFA A and B but has no coaching experience senior team, playing as much as 85 times for England. He has won all the domestic titles with Manchester United, as well as achievements in the Champions League.

The former England defender was strengthened in three European championships (1996, 2000, 2004), and twice at the World Cup (1998, 2006). He retired in February last year, and has since worked as a football analyst on Sky Sports.

Neville (37) will now be joined by coach Ray Lewington, and two goalkeeping coach Ray Clemence and Dave Watson, as Hodgson coaching staff at the European championships in Poland and Ukraine.

"Gary has so many achievements in this game as a player at Manchester United and England," Hodgson said in a statement the FA.

"He has gained the UEFA coaching qualifications and will get great respect from the players, because he is very experienced as a player."

The former manager of West Bromwich Albion, who had trained the Swiss national team and Italian giants, Inter Milan, saying he wanted Neville to be with him since he was first approached by the FA.

"At my first meeting with the FA, I explained that Gary was someone I wanted to be part of my staff," said Hodgson.

"I think it's important for us to have a younger coach, who really understand the (atmosphere) and the locker rooms are very experienced at international level."

"He has represented England as a player in five (rounds) of the final tournaments, which will make him a valuable member of staff."

Neville, who will still work as a columnist for the Sunday Mail newspaper, said he did not hesitate to join as a member of staff Hodgson.

"Roy asked me to be part of his staff and to work with the national team, this is not only an honor, but this is a very special moment for me," said Neville.

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