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Gary Neville visits Ciudad Deportiva alongside Layhoon Chan

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Gary Neville is getting used to life in Valencia following his unveiling at the La Liga club on Thursday afternoon.

The Manchester United legend has given up his role with Sky Sports to take his first steps in management and he could not have picked a more challenging role.

Before his meeting with the press, the former Red Devil was accompanied by chairwoman Layhoon Chan on his first visit to Ciudad Deportiva.

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The 40-year-old met his players in the changing room and observed training ahead of their tie with league leaders Barcelona on Saturday.

Neville will not be in charge for the visit of Lionel Messi and Co. and took a back seat as his brother Philip prepared the squad.

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He also spoke to the likes of team delegate Salvador Gonzalez 'Voro' and psychologist Julio Figueroa.

FIRST GAME

Neville's first game in charge will be a Champions League tie with French side Lyon.

Los Che need a win to stand any chance of advancing to the knockout stages and will be hoping Zenit St. Petersburg can overcome KAA Gent.

It will be a baptism of fire for the England coach as the Valencia fans will be expecting a win against Group H's bottom side. 

With their notoriously expectant supporters wanting a top four finish this season, a win in Europe will be a great way to boost confidence.

Valencia find themselves five points off the top four but could be further adrift come Neville's first league match.

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Premier League
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