Phil Neville says that the appointment of his brother to the England coaching set up is a clever move by new boss Roy Hodgson.
While Phil has continued playing, brother Gary has been winning fans over with his honest opinion as pundit on Sky Sports.
“I think it’s a clever move,” said the Everton captain. “You’ve got someone there who has played in five major tournaments and who has played with every one of the squad with the exception of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
“But as well as that he’s had a year working with Sky, away from players, and he’s got that little bit of distance.
“He is well respected and I think he has won a lot of people over with his honesty and his thoughts on the game.
“Roy has gone for somebody who won’t be a yes man, it’s somebody who will challenge him and I think it is a master stroke.”