Valencia fans are calling on former manager Gary Neville to ‘help them get rid’ of billionaire owner Peter Lim … who helps fund the ex’s partially owned League Two club Salford City. -Manchester United defender.
- Valencia fans have protested the club’s ownership under Peter Lim
- Cash-strapped side have sold major players in recent years, including Ferran Torres
- Still, the Spanish club seems to be sliding down to the lower reaches of LaLiga
- Gary Neville is a friend of Lim and led Valencia in the 2015-16 season
Valencia supporters have pressured Gary Neville to admit that his close associate Peter Lim is doing little to stop their party’s dwindling fortunes under his ownership.
The Spanish club’s fans have protested against Lim, who has been the majority shareholder since 2014, as they have struggled without a win in their last six matches, standing just six points above the relegation zone in 14th place.
Manager Javi Gracia was fired on Monday, but fans have turned on Lim and called on former manager Neville to help drive him out of the club by comparing his run of the struggling outfit to that of the Glazers’ property at Manchester United.
Gary Neville had a short four-month stint as manager of Valencia during the 2015-16 season
Valencia are having a tough season in the bottom half of the LaLiga table, not having won any of their last six matches
Valencia have sold many first team stars in recent years, including Ferran Torres to Manchester City last summer, while their new stadium is still half-finished after construction was halted more than a decade ago in the wake of the latest financial crisis.
Lim’s distant relationship with fans from the background at the Mestalla has garnered little support as the cash-strapped outfit was badly hit by the coronavirus outbreak.
A statement from a fan group Libertad on Twitter read: ‘Gary, we can forget the past. We all know that the Glazers and Lim are the same, they attack the ghost football and the fans, help us get rid of him too. #GlazersOut #LimOut ‘.
Under Lim’s ownership, Neville spent four months in charge of Valencia during the 2015-16 season before being sacked in late March – with the club also six points out of the relegation zone at the time.
Fans have now called on Neville to help them get rid of controversial owner Peter LIm
However, their relationship has remained on good terms: Neville owns 10 percent of League Two side Salford City – with 40 percent of the club funded by Lim.
Neville is now being criticized for alleged hypocrisy by former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan.
The United fullback appeared to share sympathy with the Red Devil fans this week after they stormed controversial Old Trafford on Sunday, which led to their side’s Premier League meeting with Liverpool being postponed.
Supporters broke into the stadium and field before the game to protest against the club’s ownership under the Glazer family, while fans outside collided with police when projectiles including bottles were thrown and handrails thrown.
Neville sympathized with Manchester United supporters in their protest against the ownership of the clubs under the Glazer family
Fans stormed Old Trafford on Sunday, which led to a game where Liverpool was postponed
Fans collided with the police with metal railings thrown off the ground in ugly scenes
Jordan did not hold back his views on the 46-year-old’s hypocrisy in preaching the misfortune of United’s fans over the club’s loss of money, claiming the same thing is happening with Salford too.
‘The hypocrisy of his ownership of Salford when he got into it a billionaire owner who funds Salford who, in my opinion, is losing money left right and center, who probably violated financial fair play, and all this is being used by Gary Neville to recommend a hypocrisy soapbox, ”Jordan continued talkSPORT.
Yes, these owners and the ownership models in football are flawed right now, but why are they flawed? Why has it reached its point? Because of the greed across the board in football and the hypocrisy embodied by the likes of Gary Neville. ‘