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Phil Neville In Poll Position To Clinch Vacant Matildas Coaching Job

Phil Neville In Poll Position To Clinch Vacant Matildas Coaching Job

The former Manchester United and Everton man has been headhunted by Football Federation Australia.

Max Sherry

Max Sherry

Phil Neville has emerged as a candidate for the vacant Matildas head coaching job.

The former Manchester United and Everton star is set to end his stint as manager of the England women's team following an underwhelming World Cup campaign which saw the competition favourites dumped from the tournament by the United States in the semi-finals.

Now it appears Neville could be poised for a move Down Under with Football Federation Australia (FFA) reportedly keen on acquiring his signature.

Phil Neville.

According to the Daily Mail, Neville is the betting favourite to clinch the gig - although he faces stiff competition from Arsenal women's head coach Joe Montemurro.

The Australian tactician famously guided the Gunners to a Women's Super League title back in the 2018/19 season and recently recruited current Matildas players Caitlin Foord, Steph Catley and Lydia Williams to join his star-studded squad.

It's understood the FA are also keeping a close eye on America's two-time World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis and Dutch boss Sarina Wiegman.

Arsenal manager Joe Montemurro.

But with news emerging that the FA will not be renewing Neville's England contract, the six-time Premier League winner has now emerged as the frontrunner to take the Matildas job - a position that was left vacant following Ante Milicic's move to A-League newcomers Macarthur FC.

Neville will continue his work with England's women's team until his contract expires in July of 2021.

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Topics: Phil Neville, Football, Australia