Valencia sack manager Gary Neville

Gary Neville

Gary Neville's spell as Valencia manager has been cut short after only three months in charge.

Sky Sports are reporting that Valencia have sacked Gary Neville.

Former Manchester United man Neville was appointed manager of the Spanish giants in December last year.

His tumultuous reign has culminated with his sacking following their defeat to Celta Vigo last week.

Neville's side managed just 10 wins in 28 games, during a tough spell that included a 7-0 loss to Barcelona.

Many pundits questioned the move when the announcement was first made that Neville would be Valencia's new manager. A difference in culture and the language barrier were cited as reasons as to why he would find the role extremely challenging.

It is news that will not come as a shock to anyone; Neville was Valencia's 16th manager in the last 16 years.

A statement from the La Liga club on their official website read:

"After careful consideration, the club have decided to make a change with the best interests of the Valencia CF moving forward this season. We thank Gary for his work at Valencia and wish him the best in the future."

Neville had tried to balance his club and international commitments to no avail and he has not been able to revive his side's fortunes.

He stated previously that he does not see his future in football management, but that prediction looks to have come to fruition sooner than he would have thought.

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