Neville causes Twitter storm with comments on United job

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Gary Neville took to Twitter yesterday to further his claims that the next Manchester United manager should be British. Here's the reaction he received.

Gary Neville caused uproar on Twitter yesterday, after suggesting the next Manchester United manager should be British.

The former Red Devil believes United’s traditions should be maintained and therefore current interim manager, Ryan Giggs, should be considered for the role on a permanent basis.

"He started well on Saturday," Neville told Sky Sports, "so let him have two or three more games to see whether he settles into the position and whether he can bed in and be given that role.

"At the end of the day the owners will do what they want to do. I suppose in some ways they want an experienced hand, but I personally would like to see a British manager be appointed because Manchester United have always appointed British managers. We'll wait and see."

He then dismissed the notion that Giggs shouldn't be considered by giving other examples from around the continent.

He said: "There's no hard and fast rule in appointing managers nowadays. You see some managers go in who have little experience – Diego Simeone, Pep Guardiola or Kenny Dalglish all those years ago.

The ex-Manchester United man then took to Twitter to support his claims, but his comments on this platform only opened the opportunity for further debate.

The England coach received a swarm of Tweets, with his followers suggesting there is simply a lack British managers qualified for the United job.

In response Neville highlighted the case of Brendan Rodgers, who, having moved to Liverpool just two seasons ago, has transformed the club from top to bottom – laying the foundations for this campaign’s remarkable title challenge.

He also found the time to take a dig at Chelsea and Manchester City’s trophy record.

However, by the end of the day he was forced to admit defeat – promising to return to the analysis he has become fabled for – to which his followers proved incredibly grateful.

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