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Phil Neville talks about joining Inter Miami

Friday22 January 2021 | 21:34
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Phil Neville leaves England's women's national team to join Inter Miami.

Phil Neville

says that it is a great opportunity for him to work with David Beckham in

Inter Miami

, and that’s why he left his role in England.

"I did have a fantastic job and I worked with absolutely fantastic people,"

Neville said during his first press conference as Miami boss on Friday

.

"I've got to say, the players that I worked with were some of the best players I've worked with and I was sad to say goodbye to them a couple of weeks ago, but I think sometimes in your career you get opportunities that you can't turn down.

"When this opportunity came up, I sat down with my boss at the FA, Sue Campbell, and I said: ‘Look, I've got six months left on my contract. Yes, we've got an Olympics, but this is just too big an opportunity for me to turn down'.

"It's something that I had always aspired to [do], to work in America, but to work for a great football club. Sue didn't stand in my way. I've got to say a massive thank you to Sue for allowing me to follow my dream.

"I’m sad to leave such a great organization, who will continue to do well. They've got a coach coming in, in Sarina, who will do a fantastic job and hopefully they will go on and get that gold medal that we've all strived for the last 10-15 years.

"But, ultimately, I think in life you get one opportunity and I think this was my big one opportunity that I had to grasp and I did it with the help of everybody else. I'm really looking forward to the challenge ahead."


source: SportMob