PFA Chairman Gordon Taylor has said he was not surprised to learn Gary Neville had helped out financially-stricken Bury, reports Sky
Shakers boss Kevin Blackwell confirmed at the weekend that the former Manchester United defender, along with the PFA, had contributed some funds to the club to help pay wages.
Two weeks ago Bury publicly appealed for £1M of public funds to prevent them from folding, and the club’s board continue to search for new investment.
Taylor hopes they come through their problems and offered praise to the Sky pundit, who has several family connections to the greater Manchester side.
Neville’s mum, Jill is the clubs secretary and general manager while his father Neville Neville, is a former director.
“That is typical of Gary’s character. I wasn’t surprised to hear that about him,” Taylor told the Manchester Evening News.
“It is massive that a club like Bury have people like this. The Neville family have been an integral part of the club for a number of years now.”
Since retiring as a player, the hugely successful defender has now become a success in the world of media, as a popular pundit for Sky Sports and a columnist for the Sunday Times.
As well as his media commitments, Neville is also a coach for the England National team, a role he has held since Roy Hodgson’s appointment in May 2012.
Taylor continued: “We’re just hoping that everything goes well and they get the investment they need. There is a place in the football tapestry for them and we need to keep them alive.”
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