• Euro 2012

Honesty the policy for Neville

ESPN staff
May 21, 2012
Gary Neville won 85 caps for England © Getty Images

Gary Neville has insisted he will not pull any punches in his role as a coach under new England boss Roy Hodgson.

Hodgson made a move to beef up his coaching options by bringing in former Manchester United defender Neville, who will combine his role with England with his pundit position for Sky Sports.

Concerns have been expressed as to how the relationship between Neville and the England squad will evolve, given Neville has played with and against many in the travelling party for this summer's European Championship.

Neville is aware of the concerns, but claims his career has been built on honesty and that will be the stance he takes with the England players.

"When I signed for Sky Sports there were a lot of questions asked about me, about me being a Manchester United player for 20 years, being friends with a lot of the changing room," Neville told Sky Sports News. "I believe in honesty and if a football player makes a mistake, he has potentially a billion people watching it around the world depending on what game it is.

"He has his own manager, his own family, his own team-mates and more importantly he has got himself that will have spotted the mistake. So the idea that Gary Neville might have been in a studio and spotted and highlighted it, I don't see that being a problem."

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