Gary Neville appointed England coach

14:12 14 May 2012

Gary Neville.

Gary Neville.

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The former Manchester United defender has signed a four year deal with the FA

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has been appointed as one of Roy Hodgson’s England coaches, the Football Association have confirmed.

The former full back turned Sky Sports pundit retired last season but the new Three Lions boss has chosen him to help his charges through Euro 2012 and beyond.

“Roy asking me to be a part of his staff and to work with the national team is not only an honour but a very special moment for me,” said Neville.

“I had absolutely no hesitation in accepting this role and I am relishing the opportunity to work alongside Roy and the team at the Euros and through to the next two tournaments.”

The England manager believes that Neville will be respected by the players.

“Gary has achieved so much in the game as a player with Manchester United and England,” said Hodgson.

“He has obtained UEFA coaching qualifications and will be tremendously respected by the players because of his vast experience as a player.

“At my first meeting with The FA, I explained that Gary was someone I wanted as part of my staff.

“I think it is very important we have a younger coach who knows the dressing room and is very experienced at international level.

“That he has represented England as a player at five major finals tournaments will make him an invaluable member of staff.”

The 37-year-old made over 400 league appearances for the Red Devils and scored five goals in his 18 year career.

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