Inter Miami have decided to part ways with former England boss and Man United player Phil Neville after he led them through a rough patch in MLS.
The 46-year-old has been dismissed due to a string of disappointing results, with the final blow being a 1-0 loss to New York Red Bulls.
Neville, who took charge in January 2021 following his departure from England Women’s team, departs with the club sitting at the bottom of the Eastern Conference after suffering four consecutive defeats.
Co-owner David Beckham, a former teammate and friend of Phil Neville from their Manchester United and England days, stated that it was the appropriate moment to make this change.
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“When we appointed Phil Neville we knew he would give Inter Miami his all and I have watched him work incredibly hard and with real commitment towards the ambitions we set out for the club,” he said on the club’s official website.
“He and his family embraced Miami and he has devoted himself to the drive to bring success to the city and to our fans. But Phil has made a real contribution to the culture of our club with his qualities as a leader and knowledge as a coach.
“Sometimes in this game we have to make the toughest decisions and sadly we feel the time is right to make a change. I want to personally thank Phil for his hard work, his passion for our club and for his integrity as a person.”
The former Man United left-back attracted attention recently. After he swore at a reporter during a press conference, having been interrupted during an answer.
Phil Neville said: “I would like to thank the Inter Miami CF ownership group for their trust and making me a part of this project; the players and staff for their impressive commitment, dedication and hard work; and the fans for their unwavering support for the club since day one.
“I’m grateful to have played a part in the growth of this club and wish Inter Miami CF all the best in the future.”