Phil Neville has announced that he will leave his role as Valencia coach seeking a new challenge in management.
The 39-year-old experienced a topsy-turvy season in La Liga, working under Nuno, interim boss Voro, brother Gary and then Pako Ayestaran, who signed a two-year contract extension to stay on as head coach on Tuesday.
Neville headed back to Valencia the following day and is now planning for a future away from the club.
“I think obviously with the naming of Pako as the manager, I think I will be leaving the club and looking for other opportunities,” he told PA Sport.
“There are opportunities out there and that is where we are at. It has been a fantastic year but, you know, in football new managers come in, they want to bring their own staff.
“It’s football. Hopefully in the future when I am a manager, I will want to bring my own staff with me.
“That is the case now and it’s time for me to leave Valencia and to grab hold of other opportunities that are going to come my way.”