Phil Neville has taken to Twitter either side of his first day as Valencia assistant manager to emphasise how much he was looking forward to his new life in Spain. And what's more, he also took the chance to show off a bit of Spanish.
The former Everton and Manchester United star has moved to the Mestalla to become the assistant of Nuno, with the former Portuguese goalkeeper having taken Valencia back into the Champions League positions last season for the first time in three years.
Morning - 1st day with my new team - New life new challenge can't wait to get started pic.twitter.com/8KR0h6zSub— Philip Neville (@fizzer18) July 6, 2015
Mañana - primer día con mi nuevo equipo - deseando que llegue el desafío por delante - para mí y mi familia en España @valenciacf— Philip Neville (@fizzer18) July 6, 2015
It also means Neville follows David Moyes to Spain, with the Scot appointing the 38-year-old as first-team coach during his ill-fated spell in charge at Old Trafford. Moyes himself had a decent campaign after taking over at Real Sociedad and Neville will be hoping he makes a similarly encouraging beginning to his new career.
Neville is replacing another Brit at Valencia in Ian Cathro, with the Scot moving to Newcastle to help out with Steve McClaren, meaning Nuno has obviously taking a liking to the kind of approach that comes from the UK.
Whether Neville utilised Google Translate considering the messages are very similar in wording, or has in fact been studying up on a second language, it's certainly likely the Valencia fans will appreciate the effort.
primera sesión de entrenamiento de hecho - disfrutamos mucho !! pic.twitter.com/AMfczOS3Cm— Philip Neville (@fizzer18) July 6, 2015