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Who will replace Koeman at Everton?

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Where will Everton turn in search of their next manager?

U23s coach David Unsworth is the front-runner to take over, according to several betting sites — not that we’d partake in such madness — and the 44-year-old boasts 312 career appaearances for the Toffees.

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As for who else could be in frame for the gig, there are names (quite) familiar and new.

David Moyes — This one is an eyebrow-raiser, as Moyes has had little if any success since leaving Everton and ended his time at Sunderland with a sexist takedown of a journalist. But the 54-year-old Scot spent more than 11 years at Everton before leaving for Manchester United, and it’s not like the Toffees wanted him to skip town. He was thrice League Manager of the Year at Goodison Park.

Sean Dyche — The Burnley boss has overachieved time and again at Turf Moor, and the Clarets are one of the smallest outfits the Premier League has ever seen. A move to Everton could be a big and safe enough step to warrant his affection.

Carlo Ancelotti — He’s said he’s not returning to a manager’s seat this season, but the Italian may relish the chance to take a skillful team and organize it into its rightful potential. And we think he’s do a magnificent job.

Chris Coleman — He’s waffled on staying in his position at Wales, and the club’s absence from this summer’s World Cup must have him eyeing the club scene. He’s hasn’t led a club since 2012, having led AEL, Coventry City, Real Sociedad, and Fulham.

Phil Neville — The Manchester United and Everton playing legend doesn’t have first chair experience, but may be able to rally the troops. His latest stint was as an assistant in brother Gary’s tough, short campaign at Valencia.

Although… his recent prediction record isn’t hot.

Longshots: Mikel Arteta, Luis Enrique, Eddie Howe, Thomas Tuchel, Sam Allardyce, Manuel Pellegrini, Frank De Boer.

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Gary, Phil Neville discuss all things Man United

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Brothers Gary and Phil Neville both came through the ranks as local lads at Manchester United and went on to have glittering careers with the Red Devils.

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In the videos below the duo sit down with Steve Bower to discuss their United careers, playing against each other and what winning trophies for United meant.

Enjoy.


Making their debuts for Manchester United

Playing against each other

Winning their first PL title, treble at United

Klopp backs Karius, drills Neville brothers for broadcast bias

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Jurgen Klopp continues to stand-by starting goalkeeper Loris Karius.

If he can take a shot at rivals in the process, all the better.

Former Manchester United players turned pundits Gary and Phil Neville criticized embattled Reds netminder Karius after another tough match between the sticks.

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Klopp spoke up on Monday, eviscerating the brothers for bias and questioning why anyone values their opinion on players after highly-publicized struggles leading Valencia last season.

From The Liverpool Echo:

“But that makes the things he says not more sense. He showed that he struggled with the job to judge players. Why do we let them talk about players on television? I wouldn’t but the only thing I can do is I don’t listen to them.

“I’m pretty sure Carra doesn’t speak too positively about Man United players. So obviously the Neville brothers don’t like Liverpool but I’ve no problem. If they could cause bigger problems than they already have I think they try it.

“Now you have your headline! Welcome!”

Phil Neville also played for Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals Everton, so it’s a bit of a double dig for Reds’ fans. In any event, Klopp offered “straight fire” here, and the Nevilles might not want to pick up the mic while it’s still hot.

Liverpool visits Middlesbrough on Wednesday before the Merseyside Derby at Goodison Park. That’s a week from today.

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WATCH: Phil Neville’s teenage son scores Olimpico for Valencia youth

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Surely we were able to do this when we were 13, and any 13 year-olds reading believe it to be child’s play as well, but how about a hand for Harvey Neville?

Of course we kid on the ease of doing what young Harvey did here. The son of Valencia assistant Phil Neville and nephew of manager Gary, Harvey sent this Olimpico home in youth play on Tuesday.

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Harvey is a legit prospect, having won a U13 Premier League tournament with Manchester City before following Dad and Uncle Gary to Spain.

It’s a goal that would make Michael Bradley proud, and surely brings a bit of comfort to his dad and uncle after the pair saw Valencia’s five-match unbeaten streak rudely snapped by Athletic Bilbao this weekend.

Gary Neville named new Valencia manager, brother Phil his assistant

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Gary Neville’s first head coaching job is a big one.

It was announced on Wednesday that the Manchester United legend has taken charge of La Liga outfit Valencia until the end of the season.

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Neville, 40, has been working as the assistant manager of the English national team since 2012 but taking over a giant of Spanish soccer is his first full-time gig and he will be the new head coach after signing a deal until the end of the season.

The former United and England right back will link up with his brother and former teammate, Phil, who has been assistant coach at the Mestalla since the start of this season. However, after the the firing of Nuno Espirito Santo last weekend Phil had been placed in temporary charge by Valencia’s Singaporean owner Peter Lim.

Neville has left his role with Sky Sports in the UK as a much acclaimed analyst and it is believed he will continue his work with the English national team as Roy Hodgson’s assistant.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be given this opportunity with Valencia,” Neville said. “Valencia are a huge football club of immense standing and I know from my time as a player the passion and dedication of the Valencia fans. I am really looking forward to working with the club’s talented group of players and am excited about the challenge ahead.”

In a statement on the club website, Valencia’s president Layhoon Chan revealed Neville’s strong credentials for the job.

“We are delighted to have secured Gary so quickly,” Chan said. “He combines top level coaching experience through his role as a senior coach with the England national team and a world-class playing career with England and Manchester United. Throughout his career Gary has always shown great leadership both on and off the pitch. He is hugely respected in English football and it was his personal qualities which persuaded us that he was the right choice to lead Valencia until the end of the season.”

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It must also be said that despite Neville winning every major trophy during his career at United, which saw the local lad play for the team he supported for over 19 years as a pro, he is also closely connected with Valencia’s owner Peter Lim. It has been well documented that along with their former teammates Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt, the Neville brothers bought non-league Salford City in 2014. The former star players helped Salford to promotion to the seventh tier of English soccer in their first season and this weekend they compete in the FA Cup second round. Who is the majority owner of tiny Salford City I hear you ask? Well, it is of course the owner of Valencia, Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim. Ah, that makes sense.

Regardless of the obvious connection, Neville talks a lot of sense and, unlike his brother Phil who was touted to take the Valencia job, he has all of the required coaching badges to manage at the top level.

Valencia face Barcelona in La Liga action this weekend but Neville won’t be in the dugout for that game and will take charge of the team on Sunday with his first game against Lyon in the UEFA Champions League on Dec. 9, a match Valencia must win to have any chance of qualifying for the last 16 of Europe’s elite club competition. The Englishman will look to rejuvenate a side languishing in ninth place in La Liga but they are only five points off the top four and finished fourth in La Liga last season.

This should be very interesting.