Gary Neville tipped to succeed at Valencia by Alex Ferguson

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Sir Alex Ferguson expects former Manchester United star Gary Neville to succeed as manager of Valencia. 

As reported by Sky Sports, the legendary Scot has insisted that his former player has many attributes to succeed in management. 

Neville, of course, was appointed as manager of the La Liga side until the end of the season earlier today, which will see him work alongside his brother, Phil Neville, at the Mestalla Stadium. Despite not having any managerial experience, his former boss is sure he will produce the goods.


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"Gary has many attributes that suggest he will be successful in management. His leadership skills are strong, he's honest and he's hard working," Ferguson told Sky Sports News HQ.

"He is the type of character who is not afraid of making big decisions, which is a vital skill when leading. I think he'll do well and I wish him, and his brother Phil, good luck."

Neville could be a hit 

Neville's appointment may well have taken the majority by surprise earlier today, but there's no reason why he won't come to prominence in Spain. Ferguson is right; Neville has so many attributes that point towards him becoming a success as a manager. 

Enthusiastic and determined, with an incredible knowledge of the game, he will bring a fresh approach to a Valencia side who have the potential to climb the table sooner rather than later. 

Viewers of Sky Sports' Monday Night Football have been impressed with Neville's insight, but he certainly won't be resting on his laurels in pursuit of making a success out of his next career move. 

The ex-United man is tactically astute and should change the dynamic at Valencia right from the off. It looks set to be an interesting period for the Neville brothers. 

Do you think Neville will be a success in Spain? Have your say below! 

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