Phil Neville has been relieved of his assistant managerial duties at Valencia just days after his brother, Gary Neville, was sacked from the managerial role after poor results since the start of his tenure.
The former Manchester United teammates came to the Mestalla in the hope of doing well in their first managerial job. After having been used to the role as an assistant manager with England and Everton, Phil Neville slotted in just behind his brother Gary at the club. Gary Neville was sacked just before the game against Las Palmas, which the club lost under the new regime.
It is understood that Phil Neville was not invited to be part of this game despite his role as the assistant manager. Now, that role has been taken away from his hands, as it is believed that PakoAyestaran will bring his own coaching staff into the club.Ayestaran will be in charge of the Spanish club at least until the end of the campaign. He claimed that since Valencia already had a large coaching staff, the club had to make a decision on the futures of a few. The club are battling against relegation and have just lost their fourth consecutive match.
Valencia still need at least six points in order to be sure about their la Liga status for the next campaign.“We have realised that we do not need to have such a big staff.We have made mistakes, it’s important to bring together ideas but in this short space of time we have to be very clear about what we want from the players,” said the new Valencia boss. Neville has requested time throughout his tenure at Valencia. He spent only a few months at the club winning only a handful of matches. Most of those victories came in cup competitions.