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Brotherly backing for Neville role

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Phil Neville has described the appointment of his brother Gary onto the England coaching staff as "a masterstroke".

New England manager Roy Hodgson brought Gary Neville on board ahead of this summer's European Championships. The former Manchester United defender, who retired earlier this season, will juggle the England job with his role as analyst on Sky Sports. But Phil Neville does not believe there will be a clash of interests.

"I know what Gary will do for the squad," Neville told Sportsweek on BBC Radio Five Live. "It came as a bolt out of the blue. He has had such a successful time with Sky and I think he was looking to put his feet up this summer. The first thing I thought was 'what a clever move by Roy Hodgson'."

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