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Phil Neville set to leave England for Inter Miami

Monday18 January 2021 | 12:54
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England Women’s manager Phil Neville is leaving his role to take charge of Inter Miami in Major League Soccer.

Neville

is standing down from his post as

England Women

head coach to link up with

Inter Miami

.

Neville’s contract with Lionesses is expired, with Netherlands Coach

Sarina Wiegman

would succeed him after the Tokyo Olympics.

England are set to appoint an interim manager to lead them through the few months after

Rehanne Skinner

left her role as Neville’s assistant in November.

Neville, who guided the Lionesses to the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup, is set to take the charge of David Beckham’s Inter Miami.

FA Director of Women’s Football, Baroness

Sue Campbell

, says he leaves behind a strong legacy after helping to raise the profile of the women's game.

“I want to pay tribute to Phil for his significant contribution during his three years with the FA. In particular, the commitment, dedication and respect he has shown the position has been clear to see, and I will personally miss our many conversations about ways we can improve and progress,"

Campbell said in an official statement

.

“After steadying the ship at a challenging period, he helped us to win the SheBelieves Cup for the first time, reach the World Cup semi-finals and qualify for the Olympics. Given his status as a former Manchester United and England player, he did much to raise the profile of our team.

“Given the positive ongoing dialogue we have been having with Phil, we will be in a position to provide an update soon on an interim appointment, as well as provide a further update on the coaching situation regarding Team GB.”


source: SportMob