Gary Neville sacked as Valencia coach

"After careful consideration, the Club have decided to make a change with the best interests of the Valencia CF moving forward this season," said a club statement.

Valencia won only three of 16 league matches under Gary Neville.   -  REUTERS

Gary Neville has been sacked as coach of Valencia, the struggling Spanish club confirmed on Wednesday.

"Valencia Football Club have today parted company with Gary Neville as Head Coach," Valencia said in a statement published in English on their website.

"After careful consideration, the Club have decided to make a change with the best interests of the Valencia CF moving forward this season. We thank Gary for his work at Valencia and wish him the best in the future."

Pako Ayestaran, previously an assistant coach at the Mestalla, has been appointed as Neville's replacement until the end of the season, Valencia added.