Inter Miami addresses Phil Neville, leaving Team GB plans in question

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England’s MLS team coach Neville could lead Team GB at the Olympics in Tokyo

Inter Miami has approached England women’s coach Phil Neville about taking care of the Major League Soccer squad. Inter Miami is owned by David Beckham, Neville’s former Manchester United and England teammate, who is also co-owner of League Two’s Salford City. The FA was due to announce that Neville will coach Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics this month, but a move to Inter Miami will probably scupper that. Steely and a winner: Sarina Wiegman suits the LionessesRead moreNeville’s tenure in England will end in July when his contract expires, and Dutch coach Sarina Wiegman will succeed him from September. The position of current Inter Miami coach Diego Alonso, who last year finished 10th in the Eastern Conference in his first MLS season, is uncertain. Since January 2018, Neville has been head coach of England’s women, guiding them to the semifinals of the 2019 World Cup in France.

Last April, it was revealed that he would leave his position in July 2021 after a decision was taken to postpone the England-hosted European Championships until 2022 as the coronavirus pandemic affected the sporting calendar. Although Neville said four months ago that it was his “big goal” to coach a British team at the Tokyo Olympics, the English Football Association (FA) has not officially confirmed who would be in charge of the team. Since March, his England side has not played an international match, when they finished with a record of only three wins in 11 games at the SheBelieves Cup.

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