Soccer-Former England defender Neville retires (Reuters)

June 8 (Reuters) – Phil Neville announced his retirement on Saturday at the age of 36, clearing the way for the former England defender to make a full-time move into coaching. Neville ended an eight-year spell with Everton, the club he joined from Manchester United in 2005 for a fee of 3.5 million pounds ($5.4 million), last month and has now decided to hang up his boots. “When I made a statement that I was leaving Everton everywhere I went I seemed to be getting ‘oh you’ve been brilliant’,” he told reporters at the European Under-21 championship in Israel. …

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