By Alan Duffy
Since making the move from the pitch to the TV studio, GNev has instantly become one of the best football pundits out there. However, the Red Devils legend also fancied himelf as a bit of a hotel magnate. The former England man planned to use the proceeds from last year’s testimonial game at Old Trafford to build a £20million, 139-bed hotel and supporters club right next to the so called ‘Theatre of Dreams’.
Alas, the club he represented for the entirety of his playing career weren’t too happy about the plans, saying:
“MUFC have a strategic plan for the continuing enhancement of the area surrounding the stadium and this holistic vision includes hospitality, conference, retail and visitor facilities.
“The provision of third party facilities such as those proposed could undermine this vision to the detriment of its deliverability.”
However, in new which is sure to irk the club, the local council have given Neville’s hotel the go-ahead. A delighted GNev said:
“The hard work begins now to deliver this exciting project and development to the fans.”
Building work will begin at the start of next year with plans for the hotel to open in 2014.
Footballing legend, top-class TV pundit and now hotelier – is there no end to the man’s talents?