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Phil Neville job in doubt after Inter Miami link

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The role of Phil Neville as the women’s football manager of Great Britain at the Tokyo Olympics would be in question if he were to take over at Inter Miami.

When his contract runs out in July, the 43-year-old will step down as England manager. But it was hoped that he would be coaching Team GB at the postponed Olympics in the same month. If he chooses to take on a management job at Inter Miami, those plans will seem to be over.

The Major League Soccer (MLS) side is owned by Neville’s former Manchester United team-mate and friend David Beckham.

Neville has been approached for the Inter Miami job and preliminary talks have taken place, the Press Association has announced.

In September, Netherlands manager Sarina Wiegman will replace Neville in the England job.

But the Football Association expected to name Neville as Team GB manager in November, with the Dutch coach opting to remain with her country for the postponed Olympics – rescheduled for this July and August.

The status has yet to be authenticated, and Neville is now facing the tempting prospect of joining up with fellow Salford City co-owner Beckham.

Inter Miami is run by Diego Alonso of Uruguay, whose team finished 10th out of 14 Eastern Conference teams in their debut season and lost in the first round of the playoffs.

MLS said in November that it hoped the 2021 season will start in March.

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