Phil Neville has told Bill Kenwright that he wants to be considered for the manager’s job at Everton.
Neville is coming to the end of his playing career, although he has yet to make a cast-iron decision on that and is waiting to have his knee injury looked at, and has already moved into coaching helping out Stuart Pearce at England under-21 level whilst working towards his Uefa pro-licence.
The departure of David Moyes to Manchester United has changed his immediate plans for next season and now, along with fellow internal candidates Alan Stubbs and David Weir, he has spoken to the chairman to say he would like to be considered.
Neville told the Guardian: “It would be a really good job to get. I know there are players who have gone into jobs and failed but I just think I have prepared.
“I have prepared for the last five seasons and I have got some really nice decisions to make. I am prepared for every eventuality.
“I’ve not reached the end of my career and thought: ‘I know, I’ll be a manager.’ I have had a lot of experience, studying coaching practices. I’ve got files on every training session from the last three seasons.
“I have been away with the Under-21s. I’m half-prepared for what I am going in to. I pick his [Moyes’] brains constantly.”
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