Inter Miami will enter the 2021 MLS season with a new head coach. This news comes after the team hired former England international Phil Neville for the position after parting ways with Diego Alonso earlier this month.
The move was in the making for some time now, with the reports of Neville’s arrival surfacing two weeks ago. Inter owner David Beckham reportedly identified his former Manchester United teammate as the perfect candidate for the job and was trying to lure him from the England women’s team.
Neville didn’t need much convincing at the end, stepping away as the Lionesses’ manager on Monday and taking over Inter Miami shortly after.
Miami confirmed the news on their social media, sharing an interview with Neville on Twitter.
“I have known Phil since we were both teenagers at the Manchester United academy,” said Beckham. “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.”
Phil Neville will be tasked to improve Inter Miami’s position in the Eastern Conference standings in 2021 after the club finished 10th last season. He certainly has the players to make a jump, as Beckham and co. constructed a strong roster that is a combination of young and emerging stars with proven veterans from Europe. This includes former Juventus’ duo Blaise Matuidi and Gonzalo Higuain.