|Gary Neville has said the opportunity of becoming the manager of Valencia was too good to pass up, while also confirming his brother, Phil, will be among his coaches at the La Liga club.|
The former Manchester United defender was presented to the world's media on Thursday afternoon after agreeing to take charge until the end of the campaign.
Neville is determined to make the most of his short-term role, and insists he will dive headfirst into the Spanish culture in order to make a success of his stint.
The coach, who said he will continue his roll at England despite taking the job aboard, told a press conference: "When I received the call on Sunday evening I thought 'what a football club' and 'what a challenge'.
“I think, from my point of view, sitting on television these last few years talking about coaches, the time has come for me to stand up. If I'd turned down this job is to have said goodbye to my credibility.
"I'm incredibly excited to be here. I understand and respect the huge responsibilities that I've been given.
"I understand from playing here at this very stadium years ago the passion and the pride of the fans. The atmosphere and intimidation is something I want to harness. I'm very aware of the traditions at Valencia and how they play.”
Like brother Phil, who has been coaching at the side since June, the England coach plans to dive into the culture.
He added: "When I went to the training ground Philip's Spanish was excellent with the players and I have to have that same level of commitment. I don't speak the language. I have to immerse myself. I will take lessons every day.
"My family will move over here permanently. My girls will finish school in Manchester in two weeks. Then they will move over to Valencia with my wife.
"When I was a player I always wanted foreign players to come over and immerse themselves in the culture and that is what I plan to do."
Neville is famed for his ‘no holds barred’ style and opinions as a TV pundit.
And, when asked how he would have reacted if a Premier League side had hired an inexperienced Spanish manager, he replied: "I would question it and I would be sceptical and want to be proven otherwise.
“I understand over here I have to prove myself to the Valencia fans, the players and anyone who has doubts and concerns will only be convinced by winning football matches.
“I'm not going to shy away from the direct approach I had on television."
Neville also addressed fears he would be distracted by trying to combine the Valencia role with assisting England manager Roy Hodgson in the run-up to Euro 2016.
"Roy was incredibly supportive, positive and enthusiastic for me," he said.
"I was inspired by the conversation I had with him. He understood completely the opportunity for myself and was supportive 100 per cent.
"[England] have got the two games in March when Valencia don't play and most of the players are away. From my point of view I wanted to complete my job, certainly through to the European Championship.
"Everyone's understanding is Valencia are my priority other than the two games in March. It doesn't stop me having phone conversations with Roy and the other coaches. I have a lot of hours in my day."
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