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Man Utd great Neville: The FA threw me overboard…

Gary Neville feels he was 'chucked overboard' by the Football Association.

The former Manchester United captain had his time as England assistant ended when Roy Hodgson stepped down from the role following the Three Lions' Euro2016 exit at the hands of Iceland in the summer.

Neville, who managed Spanish club Valencia for part of last season, feels the FA made an error in letting him go before bringing in Sam Allardyce and a new team of assistants in July.

"I've been to eight tournaments as a player, three as a coach, I'm probably the only English coach that's managed in La Liga at a top four club in the last 15 to 20 years, even if it's only for four months," he told Sky Sports News.

"The FA invested in me for four years. I'm the most experienced I've ever been yet you get chucked overboard.

"I'm only 41 years of age and you're regarded as a failure and the reality of it is the investment has to come through defeat and victory.

"It could be that I'm no longer ever a coach in football, that's not a loss. Some people might think it is but it's not a loss to me. It's a decision that could have happened anyway."

Andrew Slevison
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