Football: Ex-Valencia manager Gary Neville on business trip in Singapore

Gary Neville, part of the England contingent, during Euro 2016 in France.
Gary Neville, part of the England contingent, during Euro 2016 in France.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - Former Valencia manager and Manchester United defender Gary Neville is currently in Singapore to meet Singapore tycoon Peter Lim, suggesting all is well with the relationship between the duo.

Neville, 41, spent four frustrating months in Spain managing the Primera Liga club, which is owned by the Singaporean billionaire.

The Englishman stepped down at the end of March after suffering 11 defeats and winning 10 times in 28 games in charge, with his friendship with the tycoon coming under scrutiny.

Away from football, Lim and Neville are business partners. Together with former United "Class of 92" team-mates Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and younger brother Phil, they co-own Hotel Football, a successful 133-room property strategically located right next to Old Trafford. The former Red Devils appear at the hotel regularly to mingle with guests.

Lim and the quintet also own Salford City, a lower league club from the eighth tier of English football. They bought it for an undisclosed sum in 2014. Since then, the club nicknamed the Ammies have been promoted to the National League North in the sixth tier.