Neville Neville, father of Gary and Phil, dies

Father for former footballers Gary and Phil and England netball coach Tracey, has died in Australia. Picture: PA
Father for former footballers Gary and Phil and England netball coach Tracey, has died in Australia. Picture: PA
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NEVILLE Neville, father of former Manchester United footballers Gary and Phil, has died after suffering a heart attack.

Mr Neville, 65, died in hospital in Sydney, Australia, today after collapsing from a heart problem.

Phil Neville (left) and brother Gary. Picture: PA

Phil Neville (left) and brother Gary. Picture: PA

He was travelling with his daughter Tracey, who is England Netball head coach, for the Netball World Cup, when he was taken seriously ill.

Gary and Phil flew out as soon as they heard their dad had been taken ill and were at his bedside, it has been reported.

A statement from the family said: “We would like to thank everyone at St Vincent’s hospital in Sydney for the fantastic care and attention that dad received in the last few days and for their support.

“Tracey will remain with England throughout the tournament and we ask that she is allowed to concentrate on her role with the team.”

A spokesman for England Netball said: “England Netball is saddened to announce that Neville Neville, father of head coach Tracey, passed away at hospital earlier this evening in Sydney.

“Our immediate thoughts are with Tracey and the Neville family and we please ask that the privacy of the family is respected at this time.

“Tracey has chosen to remain with the England team for the remainder of the World Cup and has the full support from everyone at England Netball.”

Mr Neville, who lived in Bury, Greater Manchester, was a former director of his hometown club Bury FC.