Saturday, September 26, 2020

Phil Neville to leave role as Lionesses boss

England Women boss Phil Neville is to leave his post next summer.

The former Manchester United and Everton defender has enjoyed a decent spell as boss of the Lionesses, reaching the World Cup semi-final and winning the 2019 SheBelieves Cup.

In recent times, things have maybe begun to unravel a bit for Neville and the Lionesses.

At the 2020 edition of the SheBelieves Cup back in February, England lost to both the USA and Spain – failing to regain their title.

Since winning the quarter-final against Norway at the World Cup in France last summer, England have lost seven or their 11 games.

Neville was due to lead the Lionesses to the Tokyo Olympic games this summer, but that has been pushed back to 2021.

He was also due to lead England to the 2021 European Championships on English soil – but that tournament has been moved to 2022 due the impact of COVID-19 on the calendar.

It is understood that the Football Association still have faith in Neville, despite the recent run of poor results.

At the SheBelieves Cup in February, Neville said he would leave his post if he no longer felt “motivated enough” to continue.

BBC Sport say that Neville has enjoyed his time in the women’s game and would like to stay within in.

There are a number of high profile roles available, not least the job at Manchester City Women after their boss, Nick Cushing, left to go to New York City.

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Kieran Harm
Kieran hails from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and holds a degree in Sports Journalism from the University of Brighton. He covers a range of sports, specialising in football and NFL. Kieran is a long-suffering member of the Toon Army as well as a very proud member of Broncos Country.

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