Reports that Phil Neville to have talks with The FA over England WNT manager job
Sky Sports has reported that Phil Neville is set for talks with the FA over the England women’s national team head coach job.
It is revealed on the Sky Sports website that the former England, Manchester United and Everton defender, Phil Neville is being considered the early favourite to succeed Mark Sampson, although no decision has yet been reached.
Former England women’s national team manager Mark Sampson was sacked from his role in September 2017 over “inappropriate and unacceptable” behaviour in a previous role as Bristol Academy boss.
Mo Marley took over as interim head coach and is still in the role whilst the FA make their final decision on who will officially be named as the next England Women’s National Team manager.
Neville has been a coach since 2013, helping the England Men’s U21 side, before taking a full-time coaching role under David Moyes when he took over the reins at Old Trafford.
Neville then became a coach at Valencia in 2015 and continued in the role when his brother Gary took over as caretaker manager in 2016. Both of them left later that year.
England will be taking part in a training camp in La Manga this month, Mo Marley called up a 30-player squad to participate in what will serve as part of the Lionesses’ preparations for their FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 qualifiers.
England’s next 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifier at home is against Wales on Friday 6 April.
Before that, England will take part in the SheBelieves Cup 2018 from 1 to 7 March where they will face USA, Germany and France.