Neville explains the hard decisions he had to make at Salford

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 11: David Beckham and Gary Neville in the stands during the Vanarama National League Play Off Final between Salford City and AFC Fylde at Wembley Stadium on May 11, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 11: David Beckham and Gary Neville in the stands during the Vanarama National League Play Off Final between Salford City and AFC Fylde at Wembley Stadium on May 11, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)

The team was promoted for the first time in history to the Football League Two, and the former English Premier League footballer explains how hard is to take care of a team.

Former Manchester United footballer Gary Neville is the co-owner of Salford City, and he just managed to take his team from the National League to the Football League Two for the first time in the club’s history.

“It is not easy, you have a lot of understanding of how difficult it is,” Neville was quoted by Football 365.

“You have to make tough decisions. We have been really clinical at times over the last five years and sometimes you don’t like yourself for it.”

He added: “There are a lot of players who aren’t here today, managers who aren’t here, who have done a lot over this last five years.”

“Four promotions in five years – we said we would do it in eight, and we thought that was quite aggressive.”

“But once we got the momentum and on a roll, we just thought ‘right, let’s go for it’,” he commented.

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“It is tough, but we have done it and we are so proud and delighted. Five years ago we had 180 fans, now we have got a few thousand here, so it is amazing.”

Neville concluded: “I don’t know how we have got out of it. It is an illogical league, amazing and so competitive, but we got there in the end.”

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