Manchester United legend lands big coaching job with top club

Manchester United legend lands big coaching job with top club

- Phil Neville has been named Inter Miami's new head coach

- The former England international will take over from Diego Alonso

- Chris Henderson also joined the club in the capacity of the sporting director and chief soccer officer

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Major League Soccer outfit Inter Miami have appointed Manchester United legend Phil Neville as their new head coach.

The 43-year-old former Everton defender had to step down from his role with the England women's senior national team to join the Miami-based professional soccer club this month.

Neville was in charge of the Lioness for about three years having been appointed in January 2018 and he helped them win the SheBelieves Cup in 2019.

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Inter also confirmed that Chris Henderson has become their new chief soccer officer and sporting director as they hope to improve in their second season in the MLS.

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Phil Neville addressing the press during his time as the England women's national team head coach. Photo by John Walton/PA Images
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The president of the club David Beckham confirmed the arrival of the technical crew members on his official Instagram page, saying:

"As we prepare for our second season, I’m excited to welcome the latest members to our @intermiamicf family.
"We worked hard to find leaders that support the values that we’ve always wanted for our club but also bring incredible experience both off and on the pitch, on a global and national scale.
"I couldn’t be happier that you’re joining us on our journey @philipneville18 and @19hendy19

They finished 10th in their maiden campaign under former boss Diego Alonso who lost 13 out of the 23 games he oversaw while handling the team.

The club finished 10th on the Eastern Conference table after 13 losses, seven wins, and three draws and was 19th on the overall table in the end.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona legend Lionel Messi may have boosted his chances of joining David Beckham's Inter Miami in the next two years after reportedly a new house in America.

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This latest development will not be cheering news for Barcelona fans who are all expecting Lionel Messi to sign a new long term deal with the Catalans.

Things turned sour at the end of last season in the Spanish La Liga where Barcelona failed to win any title and also suffered an embarrassing defeat in the Champions League against Bayern Munich.

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