Phil Neville spotted out on a morning jog in Cheshire despite coronavirus measures… with his future as England Women’s manager still up in the air
- England Women’s manager Phil Neville went out for a run in Cheshire
- The 43-year-old’s future is currently up in the air after a poor run of form
- His side have lost eight of their last 12 matches since last summer’s World Cup
- The former Everton and Man Utd man is set to lead Team GB at the Olympics
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Phil Neville was pictured going out for a morning jog in Cheshire on Saturday as speculation regarding his future as England Women’s manager continues to swirl.
The 43-year-old has 15 months remaining on his England contract but after a poor showing at The SheBelieves Cup in the United States earlier this month, his future at the helm appears in doubt.
Sportsmail reported this week that Neville held inconclusive talks with FA officials earlier this week, but that seemed far from his mind as he went out running near his home in the north-west amid the coronavirus outbreak.
England Women’s boss Phil Neville was out running near his home in Cheshire on Saturday
The 43-year-old’s future is currently in doubt after a poor run of form since the World Cup
Neville, who was jogging in his national team gear, is in limbo regarding his future with England and it is particularly up in the air due to the imminent postponement of this summer’s Olympics in Tokyo, where he is scheduled to manage the Great British Women’s side.
Next year’s European Championships, to be hosted in England, could also be moved due to this year’s postponement of the men’s European Championships to next summer.
The former Manchester United and Everton defender met director of women’s football Baroness Sue Campbell and technical director Les Reed about his future.
Baroness Campbell is an admirer of Neville but with just over a year remaining on his current contract, he would need to sign a new deal should he want to take charge of a rearranged Euros in 2022.
England Women may need to find a replacement for Phil Neville come the next tournaments
After a disappointing SheBelieves campaign in the United States, Neville told his squad that he was considering his future following a shock 1-0 defeat to Spain.
England won the SheBelieves Cup last year, before going on to reach the semi-finals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, losing to eventual champions USA 2-1.
Since last summer though the side have regressed, losing eight of their last 12 matches. Neville has been in charge of the side since he took over from Mark Sampson in January 2018.