Most football fans were floored when it was announced that popular Sky pundit and Manchester United legend Gary Neville was taking up the manager's job at Valencia in La Liga.
While it was a case of Gary once again stealing the spotlight of brother and Valencia assistant manager Phil, what made the elder Neville's appointment even more interesting was the connection he used to get the job.
The Spanish club is owned by Singaporean property developer Peter Lim, who also owns a 50% stake in Salford FC, the lower league club backed by Class of 92 members Gary, Phil, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt.
Lim has partnered with the quartet on a number of property ventures in the Manchester area, in particular hotels and restaurants in the vicinity of Manchester United's stadium, Old Trafford.
It seems their business association has been so lucrative that a high enough level of trust has built up for Lim to gamble on Neville's coaching ability despite having no previous managerial experience.
If Neville can transfer his business success with Lim to Valencia, then the club should be a potent force moving forward.
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