It hasn't really been a pleasant period for Manchester United legend Gary Neville. Back in December of last year, the former defender switched the Sky Sports studio for the city of Valencia. That, as you will probably be aware, did not go to plan.
Neville lasted just four months at the Mestalla Stadium before he was relieved of his duties after a turbulent time.
But surely things would improve for him as he joined up with the England squad for Euro 2016...
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Coaching for the national side, Neville watched on as The Three Lions were dumped out of the tournament at the hands of minnows Iceland. It was a truly humiliating experience for Neville and co., who were very much part of one of England's most humiliating nights.
Now, then, it appears that the 41-year-old has put his coaching career on hold to return to punditry.
Sky Sports return
Neville has been heavily criticised over the past few months, but there's no doubting that he is an outstanding pundit and should once again thrive at Sky Sports.
Ahead of the new season, fans of Monday Night Football will most definitely be excited to see the return of Neville to their television screens.
How, then, is Neville gearing up for the new season? Well, with the countdown well and truly on ahead of the curtain-raiser, Neville and his fellow Sky Sports colleagues were involved in a penalty shootout.
Ultimately, things didn't go Neville's way as his side were beaten even before he had the opportunity to step up.
Fear not, he was still handed the opportunity to have his chance in the limelight. With Martin Tyler commentating and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry watching on, Neville produced a comical penalty as his effort drifted wide of the goal.
As you can see below, Henry just couldn't resist laughing at the expense of his former rival.
See the amusing moment here:
It really hasn't been Neville's year.
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