Gary Neville defends Valencia record after Barcelona fans troll Man Utd legend

It's been well documented that Gary Neville's stint in charge of Valencia was a disaster, but the Sky Sports pundit has defended his record after being called out by Barcelona fans.

Neville took charge of Valencia in 2015 and joined up with brother Phil, which shocked the Spanish media due to his lack of experience and inability to speak the language. Their reservations were justified after Neville was sacked inside five months, with the horror 7-0 defeat to Barcelona described as one of the 'worst moments in his whole career'.

Barcelona fans still celebrate the moment to this day, but Neville couldn't help respond to a tweet aimed at him which addressed his record in charge. The Barcelona fan account claimed that Neville lost all 14 of his games in charge, which led to the former boss putting the record straight.

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Neville tweeted: "Barcelona fans are very annoyed but this is slander! My record in Valencia was played 28, won 10, draw 7, lost 11. And he even tagged Jamie Carragher with the knowledge that his colleague was always going to respond.

"FYI 35% win record," Neville added. But Carragher still replied to poke fun at Neville, claiming that he secured all of his wins in the Copa Del Rey competition. "Thank god for the Copa del Rey!," Carragher said, with an attachment showing that four of the 10 wins came in that competition.

It's fair to say that 35 percent still isn't a great record, but it's certainly better the blank record that Barcelona fans accused Neville of having. But his one senior experience is enough to put Neville off coaching for good, as the pundit confirmed that he'd never go back to management.

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Speaking on Sky Sports' The Overlap, Neville said: "Roy [Keane] said before about saying no, and I did say no the first time I was asked. I didn't want to be a manager. I should have said no, it wasn't for me and I wasn't experienced enough.

"I didn't deserve that job. It's one of the biggest clubs in Spain. Didn't speak the language, didn't have the knowledge of the league and didn't have the knowledge of that sort of culture or anything.

"Didn't know what to do with the players, was changing systems, all the things that I say on television now you should never do and it was too much. Out of my depth. I needed to get out of there but it was something that I learned a lot from. I wouldn't do it in the future. I would never do it again."


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