Stuart Pearce believes Gary Neville needs to get managerial experience of his own before he can be considered as a possible successor to Roy Hodgson as England head coach.
Former Man United defender Gary Neville has urged the club not to sack manager Louis van Gaal, even if they fail to finish in the Premier League's top four.
Van Gaal was brought to Old Trafford with the task of dragging them back into the Champions League at the first time of asking following a dismal campaign under David Moyes.
Speaking to talkSPORT during Tuesday's Drive show, Neville said:
Gary Neville has backed the recommendation by a Fifa task force to stage the 2022 Qatar World Cup in November and December.
Speaking on talkSPORT's Drive show, which Neville is co-hosting today, the England coach and former Three Lions defender described the idea that the Premier League wouldn't cope with the havoc caused as "garbage."
Gary Neville will decide in the next 18 months whether he wants to quit his job as a television pundit and go into management.
Neville has become a popular and respected pundit since he retired from football and signed with Sky four years ago.
His views have been so well-received that he has been tipped to go into management and he already has a coaching role within the England set-up.
And Neville is not ruling out moving into football management, it seems. When asked during a Twitter Q&A whether he would consider becoming a manager, the former Manchester United captain said: "I have a decision to make in the next 18 months."
Neville, who played 602 times for United, currently holds his UEFA A and B coaching licences.
His brother Phil was part of David Moyes' coaching staff at United, but left soon after the Scot's dismissal last April.
The acquisition of Salford City Football Club, partly-owned by former Manchester United stars Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt, has been formally approved by the Football Association and the Northern Premier League.
Back in March the ex-Red Devils quintet agreed to take over the Evo-Stik Division One North club and in September Singaporean businessman Peter Lim - owner of Valencia - took a 50% share in the venture.
The final paperwork on their deal has now been completed after approval from the governing body and league. The management of the club on a day-to-day basis, as announced back in March, will remain the same.
Non-league football team Salford City are set to be bought by five of Manchester United's most famous sons.
Messrs Giggs, Scholes, Butt, Neville and Neville have played in some of the world's grandest stadiums in their illustrious careers, but their prospective new club operates on a different level:
- Founded in 1940 as Salford
- Play at Moor Lane - capacity 1,400
- Currently 11th in the Evo-Stick Northern Premier League Division One North - the eight tier of English football
- Nicknamed the Ammies
- No professional players
- Play in orange
Gary Neville said on Twitter that he and his fellow investors had no plans to change the name, ground or management of Salford City FC, which he and four former Manchester United team-mates have agreed to buy.
There had earlier been rumours in some media that Paul Scholes would be appointed as the club's manager.
Former Manchester United midfielders Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt have teamed up with three former team-mates in a bid to buy Salford City FC, who currently play in the eighth tier of English football.
Scholes said: "We know it will be tough but we will be committed to this from the start and have some very exciting plans going forward."
Butt added: "Moor Lane's sporting heritage dates back 320 years, the oldest of it's type in the Manchester area and this should be safeguarded so it becomes a lasting legacy for future generations."
Gary and Phil Neville said they were "excited" about a deal to buy Northern Premier League side Salford City.
Former England right-back Gary said: "I had my first trial for Manchester United in Salford at age 11 and I will never forget how important that was to me.
"Salford City FC to me represents those early years, the commitment, hunger, enthusiasm, desire and spirit of football and I am very excited about this venture."
Younger brother Phil added: "It is important to safeguard the hard work that is done in the lower leagues and it is going to be exciting to be able to feed our experience into the young players."