David Beckham makes ‘tough decision’ as he sacks Phil Neville at Inter Miami

  • Manager dismissed by MLS club after four straight losses
  • ‘I want to thank Phil for his hard work,’ says Beckham

Phil Neville has been sacked as manager of MLS side Inter Miami. The 46-year-old has paid the price for a poor run of form, with the 1-0 defeat by New York Red Bulls proving the final straw.

Neville, who was appointed in January 2021 after his resignation as England Women manager, leaves the club bottom of the Eastern Conference following four successive defeats. The assistant Javier Morales has stepped in as interim head coach, with the team next in action at home against DC United on Saturday.

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Wayne Rooney brings empathy and progress as DC United head coach

The former England captain is learning managerial skills away from the spotlight of his homeland. It could eventually help in the Premier League

Of all the intimate details that surfaced during the Wagatha Christie trial, DC United fans most likely took note of one point in particular. According to text messages read out in court, Coleen Rooney never much liked Washington DC, which she called “a nice place to visit, but different to live.” Her husband, however, appears to have a much stronger connection to the city and its club.

After two seasons with the club as a player, Wayne Rooney is DC United’s head coach. The former England captain was linked with several jobs – most notably at his boyhood club, Everton – after getting his managerial start at Derby County. A return to Major League Soccer, however, appealed most of all despite DC United sitting second-bottom of the Eastern Conference when he arrived last season – they’d also suffered their worst-ever MLS loss just days before Rooney was appointed.

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San Diego to receive 30th Major League Soccer franchise ahead of 2025 debut

  • MLS awards 30th franchise to San Diego on Thursday
  • London-based owner is worth an estimated $3.6bn

Major League Soccer has awarded San Diego its 30th franchise, which is set to join the league in 2025.

The expansion team announced Thursday is owned by billionaire Mohamed Mansour and the Sycuan Tribe, the first Native American tribe to have an ownership stake in a professional soccer team. The ownership group also includes San Diego Padres star third baseman Manny Machado.

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