Gary Neville hints at shock Sky Sports exit after eight-year stint as TV pundit
Gary Neville has suggested that his time as a pundit for Sky Sports could soon be up.
The Manchester United legend was been working for the international broadcasters since 2011 after taking over from Andy Gray on Monday Night Football.
Along with Jamie Carragher, Neville has formed a hugely popular duo on British TV that has entertained viewers season on season.
However, the Salford City co-owner is wary of the fact that his time away from the dressing room could impact his opinions.
Apart from an ill-fated stint at Valencia, Neville has not been in a dressing room since his retirement at United in 2011.
“I don’t think I’ll do it for a long time,” Neville told Off The Ball.
“I feel like after seven years that if you don’t evolve you lose touch with the game and you say the same things over again. I’m on quite a bit, I do 45-50 times a year.
“Commentary is okay because every game is different but in terms of incidents you see on the pitch and discuss in the studio there is only a certain amount of incident you can see and your position on each thing is the same.
“If you have a position on diving or VAR it is the same week in week out, it doesn’t change.
“I feel like I am getting to that moment now where in the next two or three years I’ll have to evolve or do something different.
“I did MNF for four or five years and now I don’t do every week through my own choice, I said I’d had enough.
“I am conscious of staying too long doing something and at the moment I feel like I need to change what I do.
“I’ve not been in a changing room for three seasons. If you’re not in a changing room you do lose touch with the changing room and the coaching.
“I feel like I am now more qualified to talk about different things about the game.
“My tactical knowledge isn’t improving, but maybe I am understanding better about dealing with agents or finances or club issues because of Salford.”