It has already been confirmed that Phil will resign in July 2021 when his current contract with the FA expires.
England manager – “An amazing privilege”
Arsenal Women manager Joe Montemurro opened the door to the possibility of succeeding Phil Neville as manager of England. Saying that taking on the role would be “an amazing privilege”. It has already been confirmed that Phil will resign in July 2021 when his current contract with the FA expires. The Lionesses should lose their head coach just before the postponed Olympics in Tokyo. While the deal Neville was initially supposed to be completed after the 2021 UEFA Women’s Euros in England. That tournament was now pushed back until 2022, and 50-year-old Australian Montemurro has been touted as the lead candidate to bring England into it. “I don’t know if there will be a serious approach. There are some amazing local trainers who probably deserve the opportunity in front of me,” Montemurro admitted.
It would be an amazing honour
“If they ask me, it would be an amazing honor. To have the honor of taking a great nation with some great players. A nation that will challenge for World Cups and Euros and the top tournaments – would be an incredible honor”. Montemurro took over the management of Arsenal at the beginning of the 2017-18 season. Following the sacking Pedro Martinez Losa. Since then, he won the FA Women’s Super League and the Continental Cup. And also reached the FA Cup Final in 2018 and twice finished as a running-up in the Continental Cup. “I’m pleased with Arsenal. I love what I’m doing, and it’s always tough to think about something that’s not there, but that would be an amazing privilege,” he added.
“Joe was shocked and a little confused why there was no real push to keep Phil there and prolong his contract, at least until the Euros.” I think Neville did a great job. I liked that he looked at a whole group of new players. “He built a fantastic foundation. What I get from the footballers at Arsenal when I return from the England camp is that there are real identity and true love for playing for the national team. I think he was able to instill a culture, but more importantly, the way they play is fascinating.”