From the moment it was announced on Wednesday that Manchester United legend Gary Neville has been appointed the new manager of Spanish side Valencia, twitter has not stopped buzzing.

Neville, who continued making a name even after retiring from club football, thanks to his punditry, live commentary and insights on the game, will be taking up the role as the new head coach of the La Liga side only on Sunday -- a day after Valencia take on Barcelona in a La Liga game at the Mestalla.

The 40-year-old, who has won the Premier League on eight occasions with the Red Devils in his decade-long career, joins his brother Phil Neville at Valencia. Phil is already the assistant coach of the Spanish side. 

"Valencia are a huge football club of immense standing - and I know from my time as a player the passion and dedication of the Valencia fans," Gary Neville said. The former United captain will not only remain the head coach of the Spanish side until the end of the season, but also continue being a part of the England national football team's coaching setup until the end of Euro 2016.

Roy Hodgson, manager of the Three Lions, welcomed the news too. "As far as I'm concerned, this will be an extra string to his [Gary's] bow and the experience he will gain working in the Spanish league can only be beneficial to our work together with the England team," Hodgson said. 

"I wish him and his brother Phil the very best of luck as they prepare for their first match versus Lyon [on 9 December] in the [UEFA] Champions League."

Here's how twitter has reacted following the news, making the former England international the number one trend worldwide on the social media platform: