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Valencia’s Asian boss admits cultural differences

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Singapore (AFP) Asian ownership of European football clubs can be tough because of cultural differences, Valencia's Singaporean president said on Friday after a turbulent period at the Mestalla Stadium.

Chan Lay Hoon, who was brought in by Valencia's billionaire owner Peter Lim, said she had had a tough first season at the club marked by the ill-fated reign of Gary Neville.

Valencia’s Asian boss admits cultural differences

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Singapore (AFP) Asian ownership of European football clubs can be tough because of cultural differences, Valencia's Singaporean president said on Friday after a turbulent period at the Mestalla Stadium.

Chan Lay Hoon, who was brought in by Valencia's billionaire owner Peter Lim, said she had had a tough first season at the club marked by the ill-fated reign of Gary Neville.

Gary Neville’s Valencia voyage of discovery doomed to fail

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Gary Neville's unhappy tenure at Valencia was brought to a sudden halt on Wednesday as the Spanish club announced he had been sacked after just four months in charge.

Neville's first foray into senior management after limited experience as an assistant to Roy Hodgson with England was a risky one from the day the shock announcement of his appointment was made in early December.

Gary Neville’s Valencia voyage of discovery doomed to fail

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Gary Neville's unhappy tenure at Valencia was brought to a sudden halt on Wednesday as the Spanish club announced he had been sacked after just four months in charge.

Neville's first foray into senior management after limited experience as an assistant to Roy Hodgson with England was a risky one from the day the shock announcement of his appointment was made in early December.

Official: Gary Neville Sacked By Gary Neville’s Valencia

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Coming as a shock to literally nobody, Gary Neville has had his contract mulched by Gary Neville's Valencia, who go back to using their original moniker (plain old 'Valencia') with immediate effect as a result.

A statement has just appeared on the official club website to announce that Neville has been given the old heave-ho:

[Valencia] has today terminated its contractual relationship with Gary Neville as first team coach.

Valencia Fans Burn Gary Neville Effigy In The Street During ‘Las Fallas’ Festival (Photo & Video)

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A ninot with Gary Neville's face attached, shortly before being burned to a cinder (Photo: AS)

Suffice to say that things haven't goneparticularly well for Gary Neville at Valencia over the past few months, his idling side now perched just six points above the relegation zone after slumping to defeats in their last three La Liga outings.

Under-fire Gary Neville to delay England meet-up

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Gary Neville will delay meeting up with the England squad in preparation for their friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands until Thursday after his Valencia side slumped to a 2-0 defeat at home to Celta Vigo on Sunday.

Neville was met with chants of "donkey" and "Gary go now" towards the end of Valencia's third consecutive La Liga defeat, provoking a rethink of his initial decision to fulfill his duties as an assistant to England manager Roy Hodgson.

Under-fire Gary Neville to delay England meet-up

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Gary Neville will delay meeting up with the England squad in preparation for their friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands until Thursday after his Valencia side slumped to a 2-0 defeat at home to Celta Vigo on Sunday.

Neville was met with chants of "donkey" and "Gary go now" towards the end of Valencia's third consecutive La Liga defeat, provoking a rethink of his initial decision to fulfill his duties as an assistant to England manager Roy Hodgson.

Gary Neville’s Valencia suffer derby defeat; Sevilla move up to fifth

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Valencia boss Gary Neville's troubles continued as he branded his side's performance "unacceptable" in losing their local derby 1-0 to Levante on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Sevilla maintained their hopes of Champions League football next season with a thrilling 4-2 win over Villarreal.

Gary Neville’s Valencia suffer derby defeat; Sevilla move up to fifth

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Valencia boss Gary Neville's troubles continued as he branded his side's performance "unacceptable" in losing their local derby 1-0 to Levante on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Sevilla maintained their hopes of Champions League football next season with a thrilling 4-2 win over Villarreal.

Olimpico Goal: Phil Neville’s Son Harvey, 13, Scores Direct From Corner For Valencia Youth Team (Video)

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Not that he's going to be getting a call-up from Uncle Gary any time soon (he's still only 13, after all), but Harvey Neville, son of Phillip, scored a bit of a peach while playing for Valencia's youth team in a recent game.

Charged with corner-taking duties, Harvey Nev somehow managed to send the ball across the box and directly into the far top corner, thus netting what's known as an 'Olimpico' goal in latin football parlance.

Valencia To Offer Gary Neville A New Two-Year Deal

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After a disastrous start to his reign as Valencia boss, it looks like Gary Neville has turned things around with three wins in the last week. That change of fortune has prompted the club to consider offering Neville a new two-year deal.

Valencia's president Layhoon Chan in a recent interview with AS made it clear that the Spanish side never considered firing Neville, despite the run of 12 La Liga matches without a win.

Reports: Gary Neville’s England Coaching Role In Jeopardy As Valencia Put New Two-Year Deal On Table

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After enduring a difficult start to his managerial career with Valencia, Gary Neville's fortunes have turned at the Mestalla, with the former Man Utd star steering his side to three wins in their last three games. And thanks to that upsurge in form, Los Che owner Peter Lim wants to extend Neville's stay in Spain.

La Liga Table: Results, Top Scorers, Major Talking Points From Week 24 Games

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Real Madrid move to second in the La Liga table after winning 4-2 against Athletic Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. With that victory, Los Blancos are now just one point behind leaders Barcelona, who face Celta Vigo on Sunday.

La Liga: Gary Neville Enjoys First League Victory With Valencia After ‘Passionate’ Verbal Tirade (Video)

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It's taken him 10 games, but Valencia boss Gary Neville has finally secured a La Liga victory, courtesy of Valencia's hard-fought 2-1 win against Espanyol at the Mestalla. Indeed, Neville had to work hard for the three points, with the former England star roaring on his players from the sidelines.

Under-fire Gary Neville faces must-win Valencia-Espanyol clash

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Valencia coach Gary Neville has pleaded with the club's disgruntled fans to turn up and support his struggling side when they face Espanyol at the Mestalla on Saturday.

Valencia have not won in the league since November and there are growing fears they could be dragged into a relegation battle.

Under-fire Gary Neville faces must-win Valencia-Espanyol clash

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Valencia coach Gary Neville has pleaded with the club's disgruntled fans to turn up and support his struggling side when they face Espanyol at the Mestalla on Saturday.

Valencia have not won in the league since November and there are growing fears they could be dragged into a relegation battle.

Valencia’s Gary Neville on brink of sack

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Gary Neville could take charge of Valencia for the final time should he fail to deliver a league win at the ninth attempt when his side travel to fellow strugglers Real Betis on Sunday.

Neville's terrible run of five points from eight La Liga games since taking charge in December was compounded as Valencia suffered their heaviest defeat in 23 years with a 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semi-finals on Wednesday.

Valencia’s Gary Neville on brink of sack

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Gary Neville could take charge of Valencia for the final time should he fail to deliver a league win at the ninth attempt when his side travel to fellow strugglers Real Betis on Sunday.

Neville's terrible run of five points from eight La Liga games since taking charge in December was compounded as Valencia suffered their heaviest defeat in 23 years with a 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semi-finals on Wednesday.

Rafa Benitez to replace Gary Neville at Valencia?

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Gary Neville looked annoyed when he was asked repeatedly whether he would resign from the job after Valencia lost 7-0 to Barcelona in the first leg of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.

'No' came the answer.

Valencia Legend Santi Canizares Calls For Gary Neville To ‘Resign And Apologise’ After Barcelona Mauling

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"You should resign and apologise mate!"

Valencia legend Santi Canizares has demanded that Gary Neville resign and apologise after his side were well and truly embarrassed by Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey semi-finals last night.

Neville was forced to watch on as his Los Che mob were pummelled 7-0 by Barca as Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi ran riot at the Camp Nou.

Gary Neville won’t quit Valencia despite 7-0 Barca thrashing

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Valencia boss Gary Neville admitted his side's 7-0 Copa del Rey semi-final mauling at the hands of Barcelona on Wednesday was one of his worst nights in football but he refused to quit.

Luis Suarez scored four and Lionel Messi added a hat-trick as Barca rendered next week's second-leg meaningless with what Valencia sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch described as one of the worst results in the club's history.

Gary Neville won’t quit Valencia despite 7-0 Barca thrashing

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Valencia boss Gary Neville admitted his side's 7-0 Copa del Rey semi-final mauling at the hands of Barcelona on Wednesday was one of his worst nights in football but he refused to quit.

Luis Suarez scored four and Lionel Messi added a hat-trick as Barca rendered next week's second-leg meaningless with what Valencia sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch described as one of the worst results in the club's history.

Under-fire Gary Neville faces daunting Barcelona in Copa del Rey semi

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European champions Barcelona continue their quest for a second consecutive treble when Gary Neville's off-form Valencia visit the Camp Nou in the first-leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final on Wednesday.

Valencia's run to the last four of the Cup has been the only positive of a difficult start for the England coach in his first managerial role.

Under-fire Gary Neville faces daunting Barcelona in Copa del Rey semi

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European champions Barcelona continue their quest for a second consecutive treble when Gary Neville's off-form Valencia visit the Camp Nou in the first-leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final on Wednesday.

Valencia's run to the last four of the Cup has been the only positive of a difficult start for the England coach in his first managerial role.

The honeymoon is over for Gary Neville at Valencia

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Gary Neville has certainly experienced better moments in his career than his start as coach of Valencia. In his coaching debut, Neville is still winless in La Liga after five league games. Valencia's form has seen them only slip a few places since Neville's arrival, now down to 11th; however, they are seven points adrift of a European place.

The honeymoon is over for Gary Neville at Valencia

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Gary Neville has certainly experienced better moments in his career than his start as coach of Valencia. In his coaching debut, Neville is still winless in La Liga after five league games. Valencia's form has seen them only slip a few places since Neville's arrival, now down to 11th; however, they are seven points adrift of a European place.

Manchester United

Thursday Kickoff: Lukaku, van Gaal, Neville and more

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One Premier League start continues to drum up interest from bigger clubs, while one of the league's more recognizable managers may have a new job within his sights.

Romelu Lukaku's agent, Mino Raiola, says that Juventus, Paris-Saint Germain and Real Madrid are all contenders to sign the Belgian forward from Everton.

Manchester United’s ‘Class of ‘92’ are overhyped and overrated

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Ah, 1992, what a year. George Bush and Boris Yeltsin declared a formal end to the Cold War; the Yugoslav Federation broke up; Los Angeles burned amid the Rodney King riots; the Czechoslovak Parliament much like Charles and Di's marriage councillor approved separation, and Bill Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States.

Manchester United’s ‘Class of ‘92’ are overhyped and overrated

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Ah, 1992, what a year. George Bush and Boris Yeltsin declared a formal end to the Cold War; the Yugoslav Federation broke up; Los Angeles burned amid the Rodney King riots; the Czechoslovak Parliament much like Charles and Di's marriage councillor approved separation, and Bill Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States.

What United would give for another Patrice Evra

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Patrice Evra joined Manchester United 10 years ago today, as a surprise signing from Monaco. He came as competition for Gabriel Heinze at left-back and while he didn't immediately impress on the pitch, he quickly became a fans' favourite.

It's well known that he asked Gary Neville where the nearest church was when he first came to training.

Valencia

Gary Neville sacked – come back to United?

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Valencia have confirmed today that Gary Neville has been sacked, having spent the past week with the England team as part of the national's side coaching staff.

Valencia won three of their 16 league games with Neville as manager, and 10 of 28 games overall. They were ninth in the table when he took charge, and they are now 14th.

Gary Neville sacked as Valencia coach

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Gary Neville has been sacked as coach of Valencia, the struggling Spanish club confirmed on Wednesday.

"Valencia Football Club have today parted company with Gary Neville as head coach," Valencia said in a statement published in English on their website.

"After careful consideration, the Club have decided to make a change with the best interests of the Valencia CF moving forward this season.

Gary Neville sacked as Valencia coach

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Gary Neville has been sacked as coach of Valencia, the struggling Spanish club confirmed on Wednesday.

"Valencia Football Club have today parted company with Gary Neville as head coach," Valencia said in a statement published in English on their website.

"After careful consideration, the Club have decided to make a change with the best interests of the Valencia CF moving forward this season.

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Graham Hunter interview; World Soccer Talk Radio (1.19.16)

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The latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio features an interview with renowned soccer journalist and author Graham Hunter.

During the interview, Graham shares some of the most memorable moments from his interviews with many of the biggest names in soccer including Jamie Redknapp and Michael Carrick, how he's able to encourage footballers to share heartfelt stories about their careers, his memories of his first Aberdeen match, how he convinced Gary Neville to be the first person to be interviewed for 'The Big Interview' and more.

Graham Hunter interview; World Soccer Talk Radio (1.19.16)

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The latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio features an interview with renowned soccer journalist and author Graham Hunter.

During the interview, Graham shares some of the most memorable moments from his interviews with many of the biggest names in soccer including Jamie Redknapp and Michael Carrick, how he's able to encourage footballers to share heartfelt stories about their careers, his memories of his first Aberdeen match, how he convinced Gary Neville to be the first person to be interviewed for 'The Big Interview' and more.

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Gary Neville Plays Guitar While Wayne Rooney Duets With James Bay At England Charity Gig (Video & Photos)

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The England squad attended their annual 'Lions and Roses' charity dinner over the course of the Bank Holiday weekend an event that culminated in a special performance by hat-wearing popstrel James Bay.

Indeed, the singer was accompaniedon stage by two of football's noted musical virtuosos, Wayne Rooney on backing vocals and Gary Neville on acoustic guitar, to help him caterwaul through his hit 'Hold Back The River' in front of an audience that included none other than Pele himself.

Rashford invited to train with England squad ahead of Euros

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There have been reports that Marcus Rashford is set to be invited to train with the England squad ahead of their friendlies against Australia and Portugal, in preparation for this summer's European Championships, although won't be included in the squad for the tournament.

Rashford, who turned 18 last October, has yet to play for the U-21s and has just one appearance for the U-20s, after previously representing his country at U-16 and U-18 level.

Video: Paul Scholes sympathises with ex-Man Utd team-mate Gary Neville over his sending off

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Thursday Kickoff: Costa, Lukaku, Barcelona-Valencia and more

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Chelsea continued to struggle in English Premier League play on Wednesday, and to make matters worse, the club's star striker was once again the center of controversy this season after a confrontation.

Tension escalated in first-half stoppage time between Diego Costa and Watford defender Juan Carlos Paredes, and following the game, head coach Guus Hiddink said Paredes provoked Costa to react by punching him in the back.