His first managerial stint didn't go to plan but the return of Gary Neville to Monday Night Football has clearly been a success after his return.
His spell in Spain was short-lived after a poor run of form meant that his time was up at Valencia, but Neville made his name in the studio being at the forefront of outstanding analysis of the Premier League, so no doubt he's a welcome addition back on the Sky panel.
It's fair to say his presence was missed with Jamie Carragher taking over the reigns as the main man along with host Ed Chamberlain and the return of the former Manchester United man has certainly pleased viewers.
Jamie Carragher during the press conference
Neville was part of the team on 'Super Sunday' on Sky Sports on the opening weekend, but it's on Monday nights that his knowledge comes to the fore and he's able to answer questions and give a clear insight into the weekend's action.
Monday's show was the first opportunity for Neville to open up about his spell with Valencia and speak about what he was able to learn after four months in charge such as 'what's it like to lose 7-0?' and 'what were the reasons behind England's disappointing Euro 2016?' He was also asked about other Premier League topics with John Stones and Joe Hart being focal points.
It's time to look at how Twitter reacted to Neville being back in the studio.
So good to have Gary Neville back on Sky Sports! Spot on regarding Hazard.— Alex Thornhill (@thorners889) August 15, 2016
So good to have Gary Neville back on #MNF His level of knowledge and insight is unrivalled.— Rumman Amin (@rumantweets) August 15, 2016
Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher's banter is class, glad the pair are back on MNF!— Michael Olphert (@MichaelOlphert) August 15, 2016
Gary Neville's knowledge means he should be coaching imo but having him back on #MNF is great. Took some heat but was forthright & sincere— Uche Amako (@UcheAmako) August 15, 2016
So good to have Gary Neville back on MNF— Luke ML (@Donegan20_) August 15, 2016
Fair play to Gary Neville, had some brutally honest responses to those direct questions. Great having him back on #MNF— Grant Sugiura (@GrantSugiura) August 15, 2016
Gary Neville is brilliant on Monday Night Football. Great to see him back on— Baz Devine (@Bazdefc) August 15, 2016
I don't care what happened at Euro 2016, having Gary Neville back on MNF is fantastic.— HLTCO (@HLTCO) August 15, 2016
It's essential viewing for any football geek.