Valencia president Layhoon Chan pleased with Gary Neville decision

Valencia Head Coach Gary Neville

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Valencia president Layhoon Chan insists the club made the correct decision to appoint Gary Neville as their head coach.

The former Manchester United right-back was a surprise selection back in December and got off to a disastrous start.

Although Los Che enjoyed success in the Copa del Rey, Neville’s side did not win a league game in 12 attempts.

However, they have now won three games in a row and scored 10 goals in the process, with victories against Espanyol, Rapid Vienna and Granada easing the pressure on Neville.

The England assistant coach, who will head to Euro 2016 with Roy Hodgson’s side, has a contract at the Mestalla until the end of the season and Chan insists the board are happy with their appointment.

He told AS: “You cannot dismiss a coach for a poor run when the players believe in him – they believe in Gary Neville.

“I do understand the football culture in Spain, but we have belief in what we are doing and we will continue in the direction which we believe is the right one.

“And with Gary we have been doing well; now the victories are coming. We are looking to secure a project. The first year went better than we expected, this year hasn’t but we will continue to keep investing.

“We have a very young squad, with players who are not used to the pressure which has been forced on them, and Gary was the ideal person to manage that anxiety although the results didn’t arrive until this week.”

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