London: England manager Roy Hodgson has appointed former Manchester United defender Gary Neville to his coaching staff. Neville, who has been working as a commentator with Sky since his retirement at the end of last season, has signed a four-year contract with the FA.
The 37-year-old will now join up with fellow coaches Ray Lewington, Ray Clemence and Dave Watson in time for Euro 2012. Hodgson told the FA's official website: "Gary has achieved so much in the game as a player with Manchester United and England.
"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."