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Gary Neville Sacked As Valencia Coach

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
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Spanish club, Valncia have sacked former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville just under four months into his first job as a full time manager, BBC Sports has reported.

The former Sky Sports pundit, who is part of Roy Hodgson's England coaching set-up, was appointed December and had first faced calls to quit after a 7-0 drubbing by Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg in February.

Results during the 41-year-old's tenure had not been favourable as Valencia won three of their 16 league, leaving them 14th on the league log, six points clear of the relegation zone with eight games to the end of the season . He won 10 of 28 games overall.

The fate of his brother, Phil , who is also part of the coaching team, is not yet known.

Former Liverpool assistant manager Pako Ayestaran, 53, will take charge for the rest of the season.