Neville leaves England women ahead of MLS move




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Phil Neville has left his role as England women’s , the Football Association said on , with the Manchester player set to take over at David Beckham’s Major Soccer club Inter Miami.

The 43-year-old ex-England player was previously due to leave his role in July, at the end his contract.

The FA said would confirm the name an interim head “shortly”.

“A recruitment had already been way with assistant Rehanne Skinner’s departure to join Tottenham Hotspur last November,” added.

The governing body last year announced that Neville’s successor would be Netherlands women’s boss Sarina Wiegman, but she is not due to start her new role until after the Tokyo Olympics later this year.

Neville, who had also been in line to manage a Great Britain team at the , was appointed as England boss in January 2018.

His team won the SheBelieves Cup in 2019 before reaching the semi-finals the World Cup later that year but results since then have been poor.

Neville said in the FA’s announcing his departure: “ has been an honour to manage England and I have enjoyed three of the best years of my career with the FA and the Lionesses.

“The who wear the England shirt are some of the most talented and dedicated athletes I have ever had the privilege to work with. They have challenged me and improved me as a .”

FA Mark Bullingham hailed Neville as a “champion for women’s football”, saying he could be proud of his achievements with the national side.

Earlier this month Inter Miami parted ways with Diego Alonso following a disappointing MLS debut season.

Inter Miami is co-owned by Neville’s and England teammate Beckham, who is also a fellow co-owner at English Two side Salford.

AFP