Recently sacked Man United hero already among favourites for Aston Villa job – expert

Manchester United icon Gary Neville could make a swift return to management after being sacked by Valencia, with respected football writer Henry Winter having claimed that he’s among the favourites to succeed Remi Garde at Aston Villa.

The former Sky Sports pundit was axed after a miserable four months in charge of the Spanish club on Wednesday.

Although he remains a part of Roy Hodgson’s England coaching staff, Neville is now technically without a managerial job, although that state of affairs may not last for long, according to The Times’ Winter:

“Gary Neville is probably second favourite, after David Moyes, for the [Aston Villa] job now,” he told 5Live.

“So there are people in football who still think Neville has a future in management”.

Villa are currently without a manager after the exit of Garde on Monday.

The Frenchman only took over at the Midlands club in November, but mustered just three wins in all competitions to leave the Villans all but relegated.

Should Neville be appointed their new head coach, he would be tasked with getting the club back into the Premier League.

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