Gary Neville says he doesn't want to be Manchester United manager

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Gary Neville insists he has no interest in becoming manager of Manchester United one day, and says he is fully focused on his role as Valencia manager.

Valencia shocked the football world when they announced the former Red Devils' full-back as their interim boss for the remainder of the season earlier this month, and oversaw a 2-0 defeat in the Champions League against Lyon in his first game in charge.

Neville will be looking for three points in his first La Liga game against Eibar this afternoon - and ahead of that game he's been asked about the prospect of taking over at Manchester United one day.

The 40-year-old made more than 602 appearances for the Red Devils and after hanging up his boots was named as England boss Roy Hodgson's assistant - however his response to being asked if he wanted to take over at Old Trafford one day was emphatic.

"No, I don’t see myself managing Manchester United at all,”. “I know what I want to do in my life, and that’s not something that’s in my mind.

“From my point of view, this is important for me and a valuable experience. I’m aware I need to succeed. Succeeding for me would be knowing these players have improved dramatically. Results come and go, I know we’re in a results-driven business, but I have never looked at football like that since I’ve finished playing. I did when I was a player. As a part-owner, I think about moving forward in the next five, 10 years.”

Fellow former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs is currently being groomed to take over at Old Trafford as assistant to current boss Louis van Gaal. The former Welsh international has been linked with the vacant Swansea job this week, although it would appear he intends to stay put for now.

Things aren't going well for Giggs and Van Gaal as it stands; Manchester United fell to a 2-1 defeat against Bournemouth yesterday afternoon, leaving them on the verge of falling out of the top four in the Premier League.

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