Gary Neville says he will not resign at Valencia after 7-0 loss
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 04/02/16 11:08am
Gary Neville insists he is not thinking about resigning as Valencia head coach after his side were thrashed 7-0 by Barcelona.
Neville was asked three times whether he would quit after his side were demolished in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final at the Nou Camp.
But Neville said: "No. But it was the most painful night.
"I won't sleep well tonight. I didn't like what I saw. The fans didn't deserve that. We have to recover incredibly quickly.
"It was one of the most painful experiences I've had in football.
"I've had some as a player and now I've had some as a manager. We have made so many silly errors that you can't make at any level, let alone against this team."
A hashtag calling for Neville to be removed from his position at the Mestalla trended on Twitter in Valencia during and after the game.
The La Liga club have won only four matches during his period as manager, all of them in the Copa, with the former Manchester United defender watching his team lose 1-0 at home to Sporting Gijon in the league last weekend.
Neville was appointed as Valencia boss on a six-month contract on December 2. The club have have also since been knocked out of the Champions League following a 2-0 home defeat to Lyon - Neville's first match in charge.