Gary Neville's Response When Asked If He'd Get A Job At Job At Manchester United Was Brilliant
Gary Neville had the perfect response when asked if he'd ever go back to Manchester United.
"Absolutely not - I'm not fit for purpose at that football club," replied Neville on Sky Sports' Debate show.
"There's absolutely no way in a million years I'll ever get employed at Manchester United."
On a day when Jose Mourinho was sacked as United manager, Neville has had plenty to say about the current situation at his old club. He said the club's top bosses should not get too involved in the emotional side of football when making big decisions about the club's immediate future.
"This needs to be the best in class internationally," said Neville. "We have got to take emotion out of it at Manchester United and get the people in who have done it at the best clubs in the world and do it properly this time with a coach that meets the values of Manchester United.
"The person who comes in has to be able to steady the ship. I can see where an interim coach like Ole Gunnar Solksjaer brings favour and good will, as would Steve Bruce or Laurent Blanc. They would have to hold the fort until United get the manager they want for the next five or six years. With the squad they've got they should be top four. There is the core of a good squad there and a lot of talent."
Neville added: "They need the best in class football leaders in that football club. People who have done it at the best clubs in the world who have operated recruitment departments, have looked at the technical side of the game. Sir Alex Ferguson did that himself, he linked the whole club as one and that's not possible any more because the club's too big.
"The club have got a fantastic commerical operation -a model which has been copied all around the world and they deserve huge credit for that. It's innovative, it's incredible.
"But on the football side since Sir Alex left and David Gil left there has been a huge void. They have tried to replace it with a similar structure and it's not unreasonable to continue to try that.
"Now is the time to put a modern structure in place and recruit the people who can get Manchester United ahead of the game - they are behind the game. You always feel like they're one step behind and chasing the player that someone else has spotted rather than being the people who spot that player."