Gary Neville expected to return to Sky Sports in pundit role next season

Gary Neville expected to return to Sky Sports in pundit role next season

Gary Neville is expected to return to Sky Sports as a pundit next season after leaving the company to pursue a management career last year.

The former Manchester United defender was given the head coach role at La Liga club Valencia last December, meaning he had to leave his position with Sky.

However, Neville endured an abysmal run in La Liga with the side winning just three of their 18 league games under the 41-year-old’s guidance and he was sacked at the end of March.

Neville was highly regarded for his no-nonsense analysis during his four years working for Sky Sports as a pundit on their Monday Night Football coverage and, according to the Daily Mail, the ex-United captain is set to return to that position for next season.

Sky did not directly replace Neville when he left the company last year and it is believed that the organisation would welcome him back should he opt to return to covering Premier League football.

Neville has been concentrating on his coaching role with the England team since his Valencia dismissal, while he has also been taking care of his various business ventures.

Neville will once again link up with Jamie Carragher on the programme along with presenter David Jones, who is replacing the outgoing Ed Chamberlin.

Valencia created 137 chances in La Liga under Gary Neville’s guidance this season