Phil Neville agrees to become manager of Beckham’s MLS franchise Inter Miami

Phil Neville has agreed to become manager of David Beckham's MLS franchise Inter Miami after stepping down as England Women's team boss.

Neville is set to put pen to paper on a two-year deal with the American club, with an official announcement set to be made in the next 24 hours.

Neville was due to step down as Three Lions manager when his contract expires in July, but this has instead been cut short and he leaves with immediate effect.

England will name an interim head coach to lead the Lionesses in February before Sarina Wiegman takes over the post on a permanent basis after the Olympic Games in August.

Director of women's football, Sue Campbell, said: "I want to pay tribute to Phil for his significant contribution during his three years with The FA.

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"In particular, the commitment, dedication and respect he has shown the position has been clear to see, and I will personally miss our many conversations about ways we can improve and progress.

"After steadying the ship at a challenging period, he helped us to win the She Believes Cup for the first time, reach the World Cup semi-finals and qualify for the Olympics.

"Given his status as a former Manchester United and England player, he did much to raise the profile of our team.

"He has used his platform to champion the women's game, worked tirelessly to support our effort to promote more female coaches and used his expertise to develop many of our younger players.

"Given the positive ongoing dialogue we have been having with Phil, we will be in a position to provide an update soon on an interim appointment, as well as provide a further update on the coaching situation regarding Team GB."

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