Aston Villa: Why Phil Neville turned down the chance to join the backroom team
Phil Neville has rejected the chance to join Aston Villa as a coach under the new manager.
Neville played for Manchester United while bookies favourite Steve Bruce was manager in the 1990s and was identified as a potential assistant manager to the former Hull City boss.
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But Neville, who worked as a number two at Valencia last season, turned down the move in favour of becoming a number one in his own right, The Telegraph reports .
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