Gary Neville will "crash and burn" as Roy Keane lays into ex-Man Utd team-mate

Roy Keane has joked that former Manchester United team-mate Gary Neville will "crash and burn" under the weight of taking on so many jobs.

Neville has kept himself busy since hanging up his boots in 2011. The ex-Old Trafford star is best known for his role as a pundit and commentator on Sky Sports, revolutionising the channel's Monday Night Football programme.

But he has also dabbled in coaching, management, club ownership, politics and other business pursuits. The 47-year-old spent four years as a coach with England from 2012 to 2016 and also had an ill-fated spell as Valencia manager from 2015 to 2016.

Since then, the eight-time Premier League winner has steered clear of coaching. However, he has been busy elsewhere. Along with fellow Class of 92 graduates David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and others, Neville is a co-owner of Salford City.

He has also invested in property, including London-based bar and restaurant Cafe Football – which is now closed – and Manchester-based hotel, Hotel Football. More recently, he has shown great enthusiasm for politics.

Neville has been a vocal critic of Boris Johnson's Conservative government and hinted in January that he would consider a move into politics. The ex-defender's carousel of interests post-retirement are a big surprise to Keane, who told Jamie Carragher on LADbible TV that Neville "never said a word" in the dressing room.

"It's amazing how he's changed," Keane added. "I don't know what's happened to him. But part of me admires because he's doing all of these big jobs, but he'll crash and burn."

Some people have speculated that Neville could eventually succeed Andy Burnham as mayor of Greater Manchester, a city he cares deeply about. Speaking earlier this year, Neville told Nick Robinson’s BBC Political Thinking podcast that if once he takes an interest in something, he's all in.

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He said: "I say to myself sometimes ‘I’m able to communicate. I know what I want. I have got a business mind, I can manage people.’ But I just think I’d get eaten alive. I don’t know what Whitehall’s like, what Westminster’s like, I can only imagine what you have to do there to survive and I don’t play the game. So how can I get in?

"When I ask myself the question, do you want to dip your toes in? I can’t dip my toes in because I’m all or nothing. If I’m going in, I’m going in."

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