According to the PA news agency, UK women’s soccer manager Phil Neville has been approached by Inter Miami to take over the Major League Soccer coaching role.
Inter Miami is owned by David Beckham, Neville’s former Manchester United and England teammate, who is also co-owner of Salford’s second division side. Phil Neville led England to the 2019 World Cup (John Walton/PA) semifinals. Neville will leave his England job in July when his contract expires, and he will be replaced by Dutch coach Sarina Wiegman next September. The successor to Diego Alonso, the Inter Miami coach who finished 10th in the Eastern Conference in his first season in MLS, is unknown. Since January 2018, Neville has been the England women’s head coach, guiding them to the semifinals of the 2019 World Cup in France. After the England-hosted European Championship was postponed from 2021 to 2022 as the sporting calendar was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, it was confirmed last April that he will leave the job in July 2021. Neville and David Beckham are former teammates from England and Manchester United (Andrew Parsons/PA). Although Neville said four months ago that it was his “big goal” to manage a British team at the delayed Tokyo Olympics in the summer, the Football Association has not confirmed who will lead the team. Since March, his England side has not played an international match, when they finished with a record of just three wins in 11 games in the SheBelieves Cup to reach the semifinals.