Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher reacts to Gary Neville’s Sky Sports exit

Jamie Carragher reflects on Gary Neville's move away from Sky Sports to take charge of Valencia

Jamie Carragher has admitted that he will miss working with Gary Neville at Sky Sports after the former Manchester United captain was announced as Valencia’s new head coach on Wednesday.

The pair have been working together for the broadcaster since 2013 and teamed up to provide analysis on the Monday Night Football programme.

However, Neville has taken charge at the Spanish club and will juggle his new job with his coaching role for England.

Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, Carragher said: “So Mondays will not be the same for the next six months. I knew Gary Neville would become a manager one day but the timing has come as a shock. And to think we had just started getting along!

“As a player, Gary was someone I loved to hate. For Liverpool fans, he was Public Enemy No 1, the embodiment of Manchester United, but, privately, I have always had nothing but the utmost respect for him. His passion, his will to win and determination were traits I recognised in myself.

“There is no question I will miss him and I’ll particularly miss the heated debates of a Monday morning when we are making decisions about which clips to show, not to mention the frequent jibes that fly around when the cameras are rolling.”

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Carragher joked on Twitter on Wednesday that Neville’s move reminded him of when Pegguy Arphexad left Liverpool for Coventry City.

Neville, who made 85 international appearances for England, will take charge of his first match in Valencia’s Champions League clash with Lyon next Wednesday.

His former club Manchester United, meanwhile, return to Premier League action with a home clash against West Ham United at Old Trafford on Saturday.

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