Phil Neville: Taking charge of women’s team at Olympics still ‘massive ambition’

Source: Press Association

Phil Neville would relish the opportunity to take charge of Great Britain’s women’s team at the rearranged Olympic Games next year and expects the Football Association to come to a decision “pretty quickly”.

Neville had been set to oversee Team GB at Tokyo but the 12-month postponement of the Games, plus his decision to step down as England boss in July next year, meant the issue of who would lead the side was put on the backburner.

“The Olympics is still a massive ambition of mine,” Neville said in quotes published by the BBC.

“The (Football Association) know that and they have been brilliant in their communication with me in terms of the time frames of when they’re going to make the decision.

“I think from all communications it will be made pretty quickly. I think everybody is on the same page. The players will want to know which manager they will want to impress for their Olympic selection.”

Neville, who presided over England’s fourth-place finish at last year’s World Cup, will be replaced as Lionesses boss by current Holland head coach Sarina Wiegman in September next year.


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