Phil Neville shows off Spanish on Twitter after first day at Valencia

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The ex Manchester United and Everton defender was delighted to start a new challenge in his life after becoming Valencia's assistant.

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.

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.

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