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Neville appointed to England’s Euro 2012 coaching team

Gary Neville has joined Roy Hodgson’s England team as a coach.

The former Manchester United and England defender, who holds UEFA A and B coaching licences, has signed a four year contract with The FA.

Neville made 85 appearances for England and represented his country at Euro 96, Euro 2000, Euro 2004 and the 1998 and 2006 World Cups.

"Gary has achieved so much in the game as a player with Manchester United and England,” said Hodgson.

"He has obtained UEFA coaching qualifications and will be tremendously respected by the players because of his vast experience as a player.

"At my first meeting with The FA, I explained that Gary was someone I wanted as part of my staff. I think it is very important we have a younger coach who knows the dressing room and is very experienced at international level.

"That he has represented England as a player at five major finals tournaments will make him an invaluable member of staff."

Neville added: "Roy asking me to be a part of his staff and to work with the national team is not only an honour but a very special moment for me.

"I had absolutely no hesitation in accepting this role and I am relishing the opportunity to work alongside Roy and the team at the Euros and through to the next two tournaments."

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