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Gary Neville blasted by ‘overworked’ staff at his hotel as he makes £70M while lecturing on workers’ rights at World Cup

GARY Neville has been blasted by “overworked” former staff following his workers’ rights rant at the World Cup.

Despite attacking the British government for “demonising” striking workers, he has previously been criticised for poor working conditions in his hotel.

Gary Neville was slammed for launching into political rant during coverage of the World Cup final
He has previously admitted to being a ‘champagne socialist’
A former employee said they were ‘overworked and underappreciated’
A former waitress at his Hotel Football said management ‘was not treating everybody equally’

Neville, 47, has built an eye-watering £70million fortune whilst regularly posing himself as a people’s champion in the public eye.

But the ex-England ace has been slammed by some former staff at his Hotel Football in Manchester, who say they were “overworked and underappreciated”.

In a scathing review on job site Indeed, one worker said: “If you love being overworked and underappreciated then you’ve found you calling.

“Typically understaffed and overworked. Training is non existent.

“Always work over my contracted hours and never get overtime pay, I was told to take time in lieu but that’s impossible when they are no staff to cover that.

“Management only interested in turning a profit and don’t really care how they achieve this.

“I wouldn’t recommend working here right now as I know for a fact that most of the key staff are looking to move on due to the conditions.”

Another ex-waitress gave the hotel just two stars as she vented on the employee forum Glassdoor.

She branded the working situation as “unfair” and said there were “no pros from my personal experience.”

“I didn’t feel welcome in the team and management was not treating everybody equally,” she added.

And despite Neville hijacking ITV’s coverage to attack poor working conditions, one former hotel staffer blasted his business as “greedy”.

“Senior management is more concerned about cutting costs rather than generating money, providing a good service and good working conditions,” they added.


The Manchester United legend angered viewers as he launched into a scathing rant in the run-up to Sunday’s World Cup final.

The pundit likened the human rights abuses in scandal-hit Qatar to the strikes taking place in the UK.

He said: “The working system of Kafala which obviously through football the conversation has started and it’s been removed here now in Qatar but it is abhorrent and we should detest low pay, we should detest poor accommodation and working conditions.

“We can never accept that in this region or any other region and it is just worth mentioning we’ve got a current government in our country that are demonising rail workers, ambulance workers and terrifyingly nurses.

“In our country we’ve got to look at workers’ rights but when football goes, we have to pick up on workers’ rights wherever it goes because people have got to be equal and treated equal.

“We can’t have people being paid an absolute pittance to work, we can’t have people in accommodation that is unsavoury and disgusting. It shouldn’t happen here.

“That shouldn’t happen here with the wealth that exists. 

“But it shouldn’t happen with the nurses in our country either where our nurses are having to fight for an extra pound or two pounds.”


The pundit has in the past admitted to being a “champagne socialist”, and viewers were quick to agree following his tirade.

One fumed: “Had to switch World Cup over earlier due to Gary Neville’s rant about the government.

“A champagne socialist there to talk about the World Cup. Thinks he’s now a third-rate politician.”

Another said: “Switched to BBC despite wanting to watch Keane.

“You have Neville being thick forgetting about the estimated 6500 migrant deaths equating that with strikes in U.K.”

A third said: “Turned off as soon as you went all hypocritical again. Picking up millions for working in Qatar while justifying it because nurses are on strike. Not the brightest are you.”

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak also waded into the debate as he defended the government’s record.

He told the Mail: “I think when most people are tuning in to watch Gary Neville they want to hear about the football and watch the football.

“They don’t want to discuss politics.”

The Sun has reached out to Hotel Football and Neville’s representatives for comment.

Neville has amassed a £70million fortune

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