Gary Neville should ditch the dugout and get back on MNF

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Gary Neville should abandon his failing Spanish jaunt and return to our screens to link up with Jamie Carragher once again, or so say the Twitter masses.

After G-Nev’s Valencia side were spanked 7-0 by Barcelona in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final, the pressure looks to be on the former Manchester United full-back.

Ladbrokes put the question to social media as to what Neville should do, and unfortunately for the Los Che gaffer, most were less than complimentary about his managerial future.

Of those who voted a total of 79 per cent said that a return to Monday Night Football beckons for the 40-year-old.

It wasn’t a total white-wash though, as 21 per cent thought that his slow start in Spain would blow over and serve as a springboard for Neville to go on and manage the England team.

While midweek’s defeat came in the cup, it has been the league where the pressure has been building on the Three Lions’ number two.

From nine games in charge in La Liga, Valencia are yet to record three points under their new manager, and have dropped to 12th in the table.

He has remained resolute and refused to step down, despite calls from a legend at the Mestalla in Santiago Canizares, but many more heavy defeats and Neville may not have much choice in the matter.

The bookies make it an 11/4 chance that he is relieved of his duties and hits the Sky Sports Studios before the end of the season, and with little signs of a revival, that might not be a bad price.

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Ben Stones

Ladbrokes News’ equine expert, Ben likes nothing more than studying the form to pick out a winner or two for our readers. A Journalism and Media Studies graduate from the University of Winchester, Ben has previously written for a number of football and racing blogs and websites, as well as contributing to the sports pages of his home-town newspaper.