Everton news

Neville eyes two more years

June 10, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Phil Neville has said he hopes to continue his Everton career for another two season.

Phil Neville Everton
GettyImagesPhil Neville says players must make a strong stand

Neville, 34, considered retirement from football after he picked up a foot injury at the start of the season, but decided against it after talking to club boss David Moyes.

"From a personal point of view it's been one of most enjoyable seasons,'' the former Manchester United defender told Everton's official website.

"But at the start of the season, and particularly after the Blackburn game, when you come back from injury you question yourself.

"I was questioning myself whether I was good enough to be a footballer again, I was contemplating retirement at the time but the manager told me to snap out of it and so did my family and I've had a great season.

"I've personally enjoyed it more than any other one, I feel as fit as I ever have and from the start of the season where I though it might be my last I'm now thinking I want to continue for as long as possible and at least the next two seasons - hopefully at Everton.''