Date: 23rd October 2017 at 9:00am
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It seems it is, at the moment, not for him./b>

In my opinion and it`s not just because he used to play for Manchester United, Gary Neville is THE best football pundit on TV.

His analysis and remarks are always spot on and well worth listening to.

It seems though, that after a dalliance with managerial roles, assisting England and taking charge of the Spanish side Valencia, Gary has decided that behind the microphone is where he wants to stay.

The local media source, the Manchester Evening News, carries some lovely extracts from an interview Gary gave to the Daily Mail, extracts which read when asked about a return to football management,

‘It’ll never happen.

‘I’m a million miles away. I suppose never is a strong word because in 10 years you might wake up and say, ‘I want to coach’.

‘I love football and the camaraderie but I don’t want to be in that environment anymore.

‘Up until 15 months ago I was coach of England and 19 months ago I was coach of Valencia, so it would be impossible to say at that stage that I’m never going to be a coach, but I had turned down two or three Premier League jobs, I turned down two Championship jobs and I wasn’t going to go into coaching.

‘I did it because it was my business partner and I thought that the opportunity for an Englishman to manage one of the top four or five clubs in Spain was never going to happen again.

‘It was an unbelievable opportunity and it didn’t go as well as I wanted it to, but I enjoyed every minute and it taught me a lot and things I will apply to my business life.

‘I don’t regret going to Spain. I would have liked to have stayed in Valencia for 18 months, but I wouldn’t have continued in coaching.’

Gary has always had an astute mind, he was honest enough to appraise the situation with regards to his own playing career, realising exactly when it was time to retire, let`s hope his superb analytical views grace the airways for many a year to come.