Phil Neville factfile

A look back at the footballing career of Everton captain Phil Neville.

Phil Neville to leave Everton

Phil Neville will leave Everton at the end of the season after eight years with the club.

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Phil Neville returns to Manchester United

Phil Neville Credit: Press Association

Phil Neville is set to become the latest recruit to David Moyes' coaching team at Manchester United.

Although there has been no official confirmation, it is understood the former Manchester United and Everton star has been back at United's Carrington training ground today.

He's expected to become a first team coach under his old boss, David Moyes.

Neville out of Merseyside derby

Phil Neville
Phil Neville Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Everton could have Darron Gibson back available for this weekend's Premier League clash with Liverpool, but Toffees captain Phil Neville has been ruled out.

Manager David Moyes said midfielder Gibson, who missed last Saturday's 1-0 win over Fulham through an injury picked up a week earlier against Sunderland, has a chance of featuring in Sunday's contest at Anfield.

There was bad news regarding Neville, though, with Moyes revealing that a knee problem will keep the defender - also not involved in the Fulham game - out of what will be the last Merseyside derby before his career as an Everton player finishes this summer.

Provisional squad: Howard, Baines, Jagielka, Heitinga, Distin, Coleman, Gibson, Osman, Pienaar, Fellaini, Mirallas, Anichebe, Mucha, Duffy, Oviedo, Barkley, Jelavic, Naismith, Hibbert.

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Neville: "I want to continue to play at the top level as long as I physically can"

"I would like to thank the Manager, Chairman, all of the staff and the players at Everton for their continued support during my time at the club. I’d also like to pay a special thanks to the fans, who have been amazing over the past eight years and Everton will always have a place in my heart."

"I want to continue to play at the top level as long as I physically can, and will be weighing up my options before making a decision on my next move. I’ll now be doing everything I can to help Everton finish as high up the league table as possible.”

– Phil Neville
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