Where is Phil Neville now?
After a long, distinguished Premier League career, ex Manchester United defender Phil Neville retired from playing at the end of 2012-13 after eight seasons playing for Everton.
During his time at Old Trafford he won a whole host of trophies including six Premier League titles, three FA Cup wins and a UEFA Champions League trophy.
On the international front he won 59 caps for the England senior side and was a member of the 1996, 2000 and 2004 UEFA European Championships squads.
When he was still a registered player with Everton, Neville took his first steps into coaching in 2012 when he assisted the England under-21’s side in a European Championship qualifier.
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Continuing his work with the young England side, he was a member of the coaching staff that took them to the 2013 UEFA European Under-21’s Championships where they unfortunately lost all three of their group games.
Having previously been considered for the England under 20’s manager’s role, Neville was interviewed for the vacant Everton managerial position before making a return to Old Trafford in 2013 to link up with his former manager David Moyes as a first team coach.
After Moyes was sacked and replaced with Louis van Gaal, Neville was unfortunately deemed surplus to requirements and left the club to start a new career working in the media.
Working predominantly for the BBC across their various football programmes as well as Sky Sports as a pundit and match analyst, Neville had to put a hold on his media work when he was appointed as assistant manager at Spanish side Valencia in 2015.
Working with his brother Gary who had been appointed as head coach, their Valencia side endured a terrible run of results which ultimately led to the dismissal of the older Neville.
Phil stayed on at the Spanish giants until the end of the season but stayed on in Spain where his son was playing for a local academy side that Neville also coached at.
He also has a daughter called Isabella who has been signed by a top modelling agency despite suffering from cerebral palsy.
She is the first less-able-bodied model to be listed on the books of a British agency.
Away from football coaching and media work, Neville is co-owner of Salford City with former Manchester United team-mates Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and his brother Gary.
In another business venture with his ‘Class of 92’ team-mates, Neville has opened a university called UA92 which is backed by Lancaster University and Trafford council.
The institution will aim to attract students who otherwise might not go on to higher education and plans to offer “broader courses than traditional degrees, designed to enhance life skills as well as employability”.
In January 2018 Neville made a return to football coaching when he was appointed as the England national women’s team.
His appointment was met with a mixed reaction after old Twitter comments surfaced which were deemed sexist leading him to make a public apology.
Despite the negativity, Neville’s England side excelled on the pitch coming second in the 2018 She Believes Cup and then having an underfeated 2019 FIFA World Cup qualifiying campaign.
They went a stage further in the 2019 She Believes Cup with a 3-0 win over Japan in the final to become champions.
Off of the back of this success Neville’s side entered the World Cup with bags of confidence and made it to the semi-finals where they were unfortunately defeated by eventual winners the United States.
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Phil Neville: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Everton, Manchester United|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com