Gary Neville “could not care less” about a possible reunion with Manchester United after Valencia crashed out of the Champions League on Wednesday.
Taking charge of his first Valencia match as head coach, Neville oversaw a disappointing 2-0 loss at home to already-eliminated Lyon.
The result saw Valencia finish third in Group H behind Zenit and Gent, throwing up a potential Europa League matchup against United but former defender Neville is unfazed by a possible reunion.
“We will take the competition seriously,” said the former England full-back, who spent his entire career at Old Trafford, winning 20 trophies, including eight Premier League titles and two Champions League crowns.
“As for [drawing Manchester United] I’m just thinking about Sunday’s game [versus Eibar] and making sure the players are best-prepared for Sunday.
“I couldn’t care less about whether we play Manchester United or someone else in the Europa League, that’s in the future.”
Valencia – eighth in La Liga – will now turn their attention to Sunday’s fixture at Eibar, with the club looking to snap a three-match winless streak.