Everton skipper Neville backed for management success

Colorado Rapids winger Terry Cooke believes Everton captain Phil Neville is sure to go into top management.

The pair were together at Manchester United and Cooke said: "Phil will make a great manager for sure.

"I've always said both him and his brother [Gary] have coaching potential. You could tell when they were young because they were always talking about the game, always watching it, just never stopped thinking about it - he's super professional.

"He'll be a good man-manager and his knowledge and experience will help him be a success."

Cooke added: "I'm not at all surprised he's gone on to be Everton captain.

"He's quiet on the pitch - he's not one of these people who shouts unnecessarily - but you notice him more as a player than as a person. He just gets on with his job and leads by example. That's all you need from a captain – someone who'll knuckle down and work hard. That's what Phil does and why he's been successful."

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