Phil Neville is considering his future and could be set to end his two-year spell in charge of England’s women following disappointment in SheBelieves Cup.
Though Neville led England to the World Cup semi-finals last summer, results since the tournament in France have been poor and the 1-0 defeat to Spain in Texas on Wednesday meant they lost eight of their last 12 matches.
Neville has support in the dressing room and enjoys an excellent relationship with his players but it is understood he is concerned about their future development and does not want the pressure that they have been subjected to becoming suffocating.
It is expected Neville, who has 15 months remaining on the deal he signed when he was appointed in January 2018, will meet high-ranking FA officials next week – including Chief Executive Mark Bullingham – for a full debrief on how England performed at the SheBelieves Cup.
Baroness Sue Campbell, who is the lead figure in the women’s game, has been a huge advocate of Neville but the 43-year-old is aware that he has questions to answer over the way results and form have tailed off.
There was no immediate upturn, though, during the SheBelieves Cup – a tournament England won for the first time 12 months ago – and it could be that Neville has taken the squad as far as he can. The issue will be resolved following the meeting in London next week.
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