Gary Lineker took to Twitter to tease Gary Neville after his Valencia side lost 7-0 to Barcelona on Wednesday night.
Neville spent four years as a Sky Sports pundit analysing Premier League defences and criticising the managers' tactics, so he will be feeling pretty embarrassed after his side’s diabolical performance at the Nou Camp.
The transaction from TV studio to dugout has been far from smooth for Neville with his side failing to win in their nine La Liga matches since his appointment on December 2.
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Despite being on the brink of getting sacked, Match of the Day presenter, Lineker, was far from sympathetic towards the former Manchester United player.
Lineker tweeted: “Just saw that Barca beat Valencia 7-0. It’s so much easier on the telly.”
However, Lineker defended his tweet by insisting that he wasn't mocking Neville, claiming that: "It's mocking those of us who were never brave enough to give management a go."
Hopefully Neville didn’t log onto Twitter following their defeat with the phrase ‘Neville out now’ also trending.
With Neville close to receiving his P45 from Valencia, former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez and departing Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini have been linked with the job.
Meanwhile, club icons even got involved with the ‘Neville out’ brigade.
Former midfielder David Albelda said: “Neville hasn’t changed the system or the players and the results are worse than before. At Valencia we’d all be happy to have Benitez.”
While sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch added: “We must apologise to fans for one of the worst results in our history.”
Neville felt the pain of the thrashing and admitted that it was one of the worst moments of his football career to date.
“This is one of the most painful experiences I’ve ever gone through in football,” the former defender said.
“I am not going to sleep well tonight. The fans do not deserve this. I did not like what I saw.”
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