‘I’m almost happy Gary Neville has flopped at Valencia’
The42 Team Wed 10 Feb 11:15 GMT
Former inter and Chelsea striker Hernan Crespo says he is “almost happy” to see Gary Neville struggle at Valencia as it highlights the marked difference between management and punditry.
The Argentine, who took on a rather less spectacular first managerial job in the form of struggling Serie B side Modena, was talking about the former Manchester United defender during an interview with Paolo Di Canio.
Crespo believes Neville was too harsh on television — he was less than complimentary about Di Canio’s Sunderland side during his time as a pundit — but hopes his failings will illustrate the difficulty in swapping a microphone for the dug-out.
“To watch a game from the TV, it’s much different than from the bench,” Crespo explained to FOX Sports. “I’m almost happy for Gary Neville’s troubles at Valencia. I remember he was too harsh as a TV pundit!”
Didn't know he still have England's job.It's been an exciting time since our last update, Strachan, Blanc, Appleton, Hughes and Neville all improved their win percentages, whilst Ferguson and Bruce went down.
Neville's improvement hasn't been enough though, as he's been given the boot by Valencia. No doubt he will be focusing on England for the immediate future, but will he be jumping into a new job in the summer?
In better news, Pat McGibbon is back in a job! In his first role since 2012, he's taken charge of Portadown until the end of the season. Laurent Blanc also added another trophy to his burgeoning cabinet with a third French League Title for PSG, and a 4th overall.
Will Steve stick around? Stay tuned for more details!"I'll sit down with the owners. It's not often you walk away from the Premier League - that's where I want to manage," Bruce told BBC Radio 5 live.
"But I have to be given certain assurances that we're all moving in the right direction.
"I keep hearing too many stories that there's a takeover imminent. We'll see what develops," added the 55-year-old.
Users browsing this forum: No registered users