Phil Neville flattered to be linked with Everton post

Former Everton captain Phil Neville says he is flattered to be linked with the vacant Toffees post

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David Moyes will take over at United on 1 July Photo: Back Page Images

Phil Neville admits he is flattered to be linked with the vacant Everton position.

David Moyes took charge of his final Toffees game on Sunday as Chelsea secured a 2-1 victory over Everton at Stamford Bridge.

The Scot is now set to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United after agreeing to sign a six-year deal on 1 July.

Everton have been linked with a host of established managers, including Mark Hughes, Gus Poyet and Roberto Martínez.

But Neville, who is set to leave the Toffees at the end of the season, believes he does have the experience to take on his first managerial post.

“It is flattering to be linked with the Everton job,” Neville told the Times.

“There is a structure in place where the new man who comes in will not have that much to do.

“I am at the end of my career and I am looking to get into coaching and management. It’s just whatever direction the club want to take.

“It would be a good job. But I know there are players who have gone into jobs and failed. I have prepared. I have prepared for the last five seasons and I have some nice decisions to make.

“I have had a lot of experience, studying coaching practices. I have been away with England Under-21s. I’m half-prepared for what I’m going into.”

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