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Phil Neville accepts conditions to become Inter Miami’s new manager


Exclusive – Phil Neville is about to take his first steps in the management of the club after having agreed to take the reins of Inter Miami, on the side of Major League Soccer.

The England Women coach was due to take charge of the GB team at the Tokyo Olympics this summer. But having decided to quit his role with the Lionesses this year, he will now move to America.

Phil Neville to take control of Inter Miami
Phil Neville to take the helm of Inter Miami | Catherine Ivill / Getty Images

90 mins has been informed that although nothing has been signed, it is now a “formality” that Neville will take over Inter Miami, after club owner and Class 92 comrade David Beckham the convinced to take the plunge.

Neville has looked for opportunities and has had many approaches from around the world since it was announced he would be stepping down as coach of the Lionesses.

Negotiations with Beckham, who is part-owner of Salford City with Neville, have included the subject of new investments and the addition of more star names to Inter’s roster. They are already one of the biggest spenders in MLS, former Juventus and Real Madrid star Gonzalo Higuain, who joined the club last year.

A source close to 90 mins revealed: “David Beckham cleared the deal with his partners in Miami, and it was agreed – nothing has been signed yet, but it is believed that it is now a formality and that Neville will take the lead.

David Beckham
Beckham persuaded Neville to move to America | Michael Janosz / ISI Photos / Getty Images

Diego Alonso was recently relieved of his role as manager at Inter Miami, after taking charge of the club’s first season in MLS. Despite the high-profile summer arrivals, the club had a scorching start to the campaign, losing all of their first five games.

Their form picked up a bit after a turbulent start to the season, although they could still only earn a disappointing tenth place in the Eastern Conference. The poor performance ultimately cost Alonso his job.