Gary Neville recorded his greatest victory as Valencia manager on Thursday night, as his team demolished Rapid Vienna 6-0. Not only was it Neville's biggest win, the first leg of their UEFA Europa League round of 32 clash also equalled the largest win in the history of the competition.

On Neville's 41st birthday, Valencia produced their best performance of the season and scored five goals inside the opening 35 minutes of the match. The win was Valencia's second in a row, following their first win in La Liga under Neville's management, at the weekend. It was also only the third time this season, Valencia have won back-to-back games and the club will be hoping to push on from this and climb the league table.

Despite suffering a disappointing run of results since his arrival in Spain, Neville has never come across as being a man who would walk away from a job at the first sign of trouble. The former Manchester United defender has spoken about how a winning mentality, is something which is built up over a period time. In the world of modern day management, being afforded time is something which should not be expected but Neville clearly needs it, if he is to generate a 'winning' environment at the Mestalla.

Neville's philosophy is based around creating an enjoyable atmosphere for players to train, whilst encouraging hard work and the best preparation. People are quick to forget how many years Neville spent working under the greatest manager in the history of English football, Sir Alex Ferguson. While this doesn't mean Neville himself will automatically become a great manager, it has to help.

Attention to detail seems key in Neville's approach to management at Valencia and this is evident during his training sessions. The eight time Premier League winner, installed a camera at the training complex, in order to have an overhead style view of his players in training. Having worked on Sky Sports as an analyst, Neville clearly understands the benefits of having a view of the game from above and picking up patterns of play as a result.

However, the most notable thing Neville did on his appointment as Valencia manager, was to hold an open training session. While watching Neville in action, it really became clear just how much attention is paid to detail, especially in the set-up. Training equipment was widely used throughout the session, including marker cones, flat disk markers and boundary poles.

With technological advances allowing coaches access to all sorts of gadgetry, such as the overhead camera used by Neville, it was a good lesson for all aspiring managers, to see the use of traditional equipment too. For example, marker cones were used, either as defenders or to section off a specific area of the pitch, as the Valencia forwards practiced their build up play towards goal. Neville is clearly a manager who is not afraid to mix new methods, with those tried and tested from his time as a player at Manchester United.

As the second half of the season progresses, it will be interesting to see how Valencia develop under England's assistant manager. Yes, it's been a slow start but as Neville adapts to life in Spain and his players begin to employ his ideas, there could be much more to come from Valencia this season.