Phil Neville Confirms England Departure

Last updated : 26 April 2020 By Three Lions

Phil Neville will step down from his role as manager of the England Women's senior team when his contract expires in July 2021.

The postponement of Euro 2021 for a year due to the coronavirus outbreak prompted the FA and Neville to hold talks as whether he would extend his deal to remain in post for the tournament and the 2023 World Cup but both parties have agreed to part company.

FA director of women’s football Sue Campbell said: "Once football returns after this difficult period, Phil will continue his work with the Lionesses on the further development of his squad.

"I will support him fully with that important task while moving forward with the crucial succession planning process."

Neville's appointment to the role was an unexpected move given his previous lack of experience either as a manager or within the women's game.

He guided England to the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup but results since have been disappointing and the jury remains out as to whether he has taken the team forward during his time in charge.