The joy continues for Gary Neville with third-straight win

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It went from bad to worse, but luckily for Gary Neville it’s now gone from bad to better!

Valencia FC found themselves making it three wins out of three in one week. Neville's side beat struggling Granada 2-1 on Sunday night in their first away win of the La Liga season since November.

Even though he was stripped of his captaincy last month, Dani Parejo scored the first, just as he did in Valencia's 6-0 win over Rapid Vienna in the Europa League and set them on their way to victory.


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The former Sky Sports pundit decided to protect his younger players heading into the fixture by benching Santi Mina, who scored twice midweek, and the decision proved to be the right one.

Mina came on late in the second half and secured the three points for his manager at 89 minutes. What a week for him, what a week for Valencia and what a week for Gary Neville.

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Valencia have climbed up into 11th ahead of their La Liga clash against Athletic Bilbao but not before a trip to Vienna for their second leg in the Europa League.

Neville has received the backing of Valencia's president Layhoon Chan after a fantastic week for the Englishman.

"You cannot dismiss a coach for a poor run when the players believe in him - they believe in Gary Neville.

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"We were aware that he had not coached a team before but we believed in him. He is a club man and he resolved the division in an instant. He was the ideal choice in our opinion."

If Neville continues to inspire his players in this positive way, he might still have a job next season at Valencia. His contract expires at the end of the season but they way he’s currently going, sorry Sky Sports, you might not be getting your star man back anytime soon.

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