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Neville wants United stay

Manchester United coach Phil Neville admits he hopes to stay on at Old Trafford next season whoever becomes the club's new manager.

Holland coach Louis van Gaal is widely expected to take over at United and it is thought his arrival could herald a reshuffle of the coaching staff at Old Trafford.

Former United player Neville returned to Old Trafford last summer as part of David Moyes' coaching staff, joining Moyes in making the move from Everton.

Neville stayed on as part of the coaching team following the sacking of Moyes last month and the 37-year-old admits he does not know what his long-term future hopes holds, but he hopes to remain at United in some capacity.

"I don't know what's around the corner for me in terms of my own personal job," said Neville.

"But the season as a whole has just not been good enough. We've got to make sure next season, whoever is in charge and whoever is coaching, that we get back challenging for league titles.

"I want to be part of United's future, I'm a Manchester United person, I love the club.

"Results aside, it's been an incredible learning experience at a club that I love. I want to be here for the rest of my life, being involved with United. So that's my hope."

Neville also revealed the sacking of Moyes hit him hard after working closely with the Scot during their time together at Everton and United.

"To see a man who for the last eight years has put so much faith in me and so much confidence in me, to give me a platform to either play or to coach, to see him lose his job was probably one of the toughest days I've had in football," added Neville.

"[Sir Alex] Ferguson or Moyes have been the bedrock of my professional life, so to see somebody lose his job... it took a while to properly sink in really. It was really disappointing because I class David as a friend as well."