Phil Neville to step down as England women’s coach next year

Phil Neville is stepping down as England women's coach – and may have bossed his last game.

The Manchester United legend has overseen seven defeats in 11 games and pressure was building over his future.

The Football Association are set to announce on Thursday that he won't be signing a new contract – and they want a replacement in for the three major competitions.

He had been considering his future for a month. His current deals runs until July next year.

Neville may even have managed his last game for England, with no new fixtures yet scheduled, and he could be released from his contract early, if it is deemed wrong for him to remain employed with nothing competitive on the horizon.

Neville led England to the World Cup semi-final last year in France, losing 2-1 to the USA, and won the SheBelieves Cup 13 months ago.

But results since the World Cup had flopped as he attempted to rebuild his side and push them to a new level. He called England's form “unacceptable.”

The Covid-19 crisis has seen a major reshuffle in tournament dates with the women's Euros, which England stage, put back 12 months to 2022.

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