Neville given the boot by Valencia

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After a dreadful run of results, Gary Neville has been sacked by Valencia, less than four months after taking charge of the club.

The former Manchester United defender was given the job at the beginning of December last year and didn’t win a league match until February. His side were also hammered 7-0 by Barcelona in the Copa del Rey.

They went on a decent run after picking up their first victory, winning four matches in a row in all competitions, but have suffered again recently, picking up just one win in their last five games.

The top brass at Valencia have shown a lot of patience in Neville, but finally decided to call it a day.

The 41-year-old conceded the results he achieved while in charge weren’t good enough for a club of their stature.

“I would like to thank Valencia Football Club, the fans, staff and the players,” read his statement.

“I would have liked to have continued the work I started but understand that we are in a results business and in the 28 games they have not been to my standards or to those which are required by this club.”

During his time in charge, Neville suffered 11 defeats and seven draws, while winning just 10 matches.

He leaves the club 14th in the La Liga standings, just six points above the relegation zone with eight league games of the season remaining.

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