Talks between MLS club Inter Miami and Phil Neville have taken place, as the David Beckham-owned club try to lure the outgoing England coach to take on the managerial role.
The FA had asked the Lioness boss to lead Team GB’s women’s football team this summer in Tokyo after the Olympics were postponed due to coronavirus last year, but circumstances could still change.
Current Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman is expected to take over as England boss, but not until the Olympics, leaving the FA in search of a replacement for Neville.
According to Sky Sports, former Manchester United and Neville’s England teammate Beckham would like to have Neville on board after a tough season last year under Diego Alonso, who stepped down as manager on Thursday after the club finished tenth of 14 in MLS Eastern. Conference.
In a statement, Jorge Mas, manager of Inter Miami, said: “On behalf of the organization, I would like to thank Diego for his hard work and dedication during our inaugural season and wish him the best in his future projects.
“It was a difficult year and a very difficult decision for everyone, but we think it is the right step for the club. We have high expectations for Inter Miami in the short and long term. ”
The new MLS season is scheduled to begin in March.
Neville, who enjoyed a World Cup run that saw his side reach the semi-finals in 2019, has since overseen the worst form streak since 2003 after a string of friendlies losses. In April of last year, Neville admitted he would be leaving when his current contract ended.