Neville’s link to Beckham’s Inter Miami threatens GB role at Tokyo Olympics

January 7 – Phil Neville’s role as Great Britain’s women’s coach at the Tokyo Olympics could be in doubt after reports he is to take charge at Inter Miami, the MLS club part-owned by his former team-mate at Manchester United, David Beckham.

The pair are also co-owners of English League Two side Salford City, leaving the English FA with a problem on its hands.

They were expected to announce this month that Neville would be in charge in Tokyo. But British press reports say preliminary discussions between Inter Miami and Neville have already taken place.

Neville’s England spell will anyway come to an end in July at the conclusion of his contract, with the Netherlands coach, Sarina Wiegman, starting work as his successor from September.

Neville has been England Women head coach since January 2018 and guided them to the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup in France.

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