Phil Neville to take over as England women's coach?
The former Manchester United defender aroused suspicion by following a number of female England internationals on Twitter.
Former Manchester United and Everton defender Phil Neville is in the race to become the new permanent manager of England women’s national team.
The Football Association (FA) is looking for a full-time successor to Mark Sampson, who was sacked in September after being the subject of accusations of racism, harassment and bullying.
Rumours of Neville taking over the Lionesses became public when England and Chelsea left-back Claire Rafferty mentioned the former Red Devil as potentially being in the running while speaking with BBC Radio 5.
Neville, who has already held coaching positions at Manchester United, Valencia and Salford City, also raised suspicions by following several England women’s players on Twitter, including Jill Scott and Steph Houghton, as well as the Lionesses’ official account.
Speaking to SoccerSaturdaySuper6 on Thursday, Neville said: "Management is something I do want to do, whether it's today, whether it's tomorrow or whether it's in six months or six years.
"It's something that I will have to do. I've had two great experiences as assistant manager at United and at Valencia, but now is the time where, for me, I want to be a manager and not a number two or an assistant."