Phil Neville has confirmed he has retired from playing, signalling the end of a distinguished 19-year career and opening the door to a full-time coaching or management role once he has finished working with the England Under-21 squad at the European Championship in Israel. Neville, who is finishing his Uefa A coaching licence, made 505 top-flight appearances for Manchester United and Everton, winning six Premier League titles, three FA Cups and one Champions League as well as representing England on 59 occasions. The 36-year-old has been linked with a coaching position at United, where he would be reunited with David Moyes, the former Everton manager who has taken over at Old Trafford. But Neville said that he would not be making a decision until the end of the Under-21 finals.
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