Official: Phil Neville Appointed New Head Coach Of England Women’s National Team

Chris Wright

23rd, January 2018


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Phil Neville has been appointed as the new permanent head coach of the England Women’s national team, replacing Mark Sampson who was deposed for “inappropriate behaviour” in September.

Having coached at Manchester United, Valencia and the England Under-21s, Neville’s only previous management experience extends to one non-league match in charge of Salford City (the club he co-owns) against Kendal Town three years ago.

Neville joins Ryan Giggs in becoming the latest ex-United fledgling to walk into a job he’s vastly under-qualified for.

Pies hereby wish him well as we happen to thoroughly enjoy watching the Lionesses, but we can’t pretend this is anything other than ‘jobs-for-the-boys-ism’ from The FA.