About the management job at Inter Miami – the club owned by his former Manchester United teammate and fellow Class of 92 members David Beckham, England Women’s manager Phil Neville has been approached. This will probably result in him no longer taking care of Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics this summer, should Neville take up the job in the MLS outfit.
The former Manchester United man was poised to lead Team GB the following summer at the 2020 Olympics and England at Euro 2021, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, these plans were moved back a year.
Neville has since announced that at the end of his contract in 2021, he would step down as Lionesses boss, but had said that he was still eager to lead Team GB in Tokyo.
In January, the FA was supposed to name the 43-year-old as the Team GB coach, but the Press Association announced (via BBC Sport) that informal talks took place between Miami and Neville – throwing a spanner in the works about the Olympics plans.
For Team GB, the absence of Neville could prove to be positive. He had mixed success in charge of the Lionesses, leading them to the success of the SheBelieves Cup and the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2019 before a downturn in results and performances followed after France.
During his tenure, Neville made the hot seat of England a far more enticing work, and he deserves a lot of credit for that. He was effectively handed the job by proxy, so the role was undesirable given the handling of the dismissal of Mark Sampson.