Phil Neville has been appointed as the new head coach at Major League Soccer outfit Inter Miami after ending his tenure as England Women boss.
Inter Miami confirmed the news on Monday, a few hours after the Football Association announced Neville was stepping down from his role with the Lionesses with immediate effect.
The club are co-owned by Neville’s former Manchester United and England team-mate David Beckham, who is also his fellow co-owner of League Two side Salford.
“I am incredibly delighted for this opportunity to coach Inter Miami,” Neville said in a statement on Inter Miami’s website.
“This is a very young club with a lot of promise and upside, and I am committed to challenging myself, my players and everyone around me to grow and build a competitive soccer culture we can all be proud of.
“This fantastic soccer-loving market deserves consistent performances and a winning mentality, and I look forward to getting to work.”
Beckham said he looked forward to Neville join the team and bringing his leadership, energy and loyalty.
“I have known Phil since we were both teenagers at the Manchester United academy,” Beckham said.
“We share a footballing DNA having been trained by some of the best leaders in the game, and it’s those values that I have always wanted running through our club.
“I know his qualities as a person, his decency, loyalty and honesty – and his incredible energy and work ethic … He is a natural leader, and I believe now is the right time for him to join.”
Following his appointment as England boss in January 2018, Neville guided the team to the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup.
It remains to be seen what the FA do regarding a manager for the Great Britain team at the Olympics, a job Neville had been in line for.