Manager of England Phil Neville arrives at the stadium England v Canada Women's International Friendlies football match, Academy Stadium, Manchester, UK - 05 Apr 2019 Photo: Chloe Knott for The FA

The Football Association confirm Neville’s departure next summer

The Football Association have confirmed via their official website that England manager Phil Neville will leave his post when his contract expires next summer.

The 43-year-old will have spent three-and-a-half years in charge of the Lionesses by the time his contract expires in July 2021.

The news of Neville’s departure comes as no surprise with the Lionesses’ form having severely dipped since the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 while the expected announcement was revealed in an article by The Times earlier this week.

The end to Neville’s tenure means that England will be led by a new manager at the UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 which was officially moved back to July 2022 by UEFA earlier this week. Team GB also seem set be led be a new boss at next summer’s rescheduled Olympic Games, that matter will be discussed by The Football Association with the British Olympic Association.

During his time as England boss, Neville has won 19 of his 35 marches in charge while he guided the Lionesses to SheBelieves Cup success in the United States in 2019. Like those who have took to the England dugout before him, he was unable to deliver a FIFA Women’s World Cup title with the Lionesses finishing in fourth place in France last summer.

England do not have any future fixtures currently scheduled, however, Neville will continue to help develop the squad when football resumes until his contract comes to an end.

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