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Elsewhere, The Telegraph's cricket columnist (and former England batsman), Steve James, wonders how Gary Neville will juggle his England coaching role with his Sky Sports commentary duties. James writes:
"It is not so much a conflict of interest. It is a full-blown riot. No coach worth his salt criticises one of his players in public. No pundit worth his salt holds back for fear of upsetting a close associate on the field. As a wise old owl in this business, a former international sportsman himself, told me when I started out: 'You can’t call yourself a proper journalist until you’ve dissed one of your mates and he’s still talking to you!' Neville has had no problem doing that as an opinionated and trenchant television analyst, but could he continue in that vein about players whom he is advising and talking to confidentially? Of course, he couldn’t."