England women’s boss Phil Neville to STEP DOWN next summer when his contract with Lionesses expires – The Sun

PHIL NEVILLE is stepping down as England women's boss when his contract runs out next summer – after seven defeats in the past 11 games.

A new manager will replace the Manchester United legend for the home Euros, which have been delayed by coronavirus until 2022.

The FA are expected to confirm the ex-England defender's upcoming departure tomorrow and reveal if there will also be a new person in charge for Team GB at next year's Tokyo Olympics.

Neville has admitted recent displays as much as results have left him under pressure.

 

The Lionesses' dismal run began with a battling 2-1 World Cup semi-final defeat by the USA last summer.

And Neville himself called their displays in last month's SheBelieves Cup "unacceptable".

FRANK TALKS WITH PLAYERS

Losses against the US and Spain came either side of a patchy 1-0 win over Japan.

But FA chiefs are thought to have backed Neville.

And director of women's football Baroness Sue Campbell reportedly wanted continuity up until the 2023 World Cup.

But Neville's own feelings seem to have changed as he reflected on SheBelieves Cup failure.

He held frank talks with his players after losing so poorly to Spain in March.

And he confessed he would quit if he was not "challenging enough" or not "motivated enough" to remain in charge.

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