GARY NEVILLE was trolled on his Dragon’s Den debut – as a contestant breathed fire on the football legend’s ability as a pundit.
The Manchester United legend wowed fellow Dragon Deborah Meaden with his entrepreneurial knowledge – but that couldn’t save him from a sharp-shooting jibe by a former FOOTBALLER.
Ex-professional player Billy Childs, whose company sells football boots used by stars, called himself “ridiculously ambitious”.
And he was also ridiculously cheeky – in his assessment of former England defender Neville.
Childs, 27, opened his pitch with a withering verdict on Nev‘s analytical skills on Sky Sports.
The straight-faced budding entrepreneur said: “I’m excited about Gary being a Dragon here.
“Hopefully his interest in my business is better than his punditry – opinions on some teams defending in the Premier League.”
He loved the idea of selling memorabilia – but was sceptical as he believes players give their boots away for financial gain rather than charity.
It came as Nev made history as the first-ever guest panellist on the BBC show where contestants pitch for investment from experts.
Famous long-serving Dragon Meaden hailed the Salford City co-owner, 48, for his “really good business brain”.
She added: “You’d think he had been a Dragon his entire life… He was fantastic, I’m not kidding you, and he’s prepared to invest.”
But her glowing review didn’t stop another Dragon, Steven Bartlett, from having a fun dig at Neville.
As Childs prepared to enter, Bartlett said: “Isn’t it good we’ve got a Dragon here who knows a lot about football – and Gary Neville here.”
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