Phil Neville admits he is ‘under pressure’ after latest Inter Miami defeat

Phil Neville admits he is ‘under pressure’ after latest Inter Miami defeat

Inter Miami head coach Phil Neville has admitted he is ‘under pressure’ and knows he is in danger of being fired after a 5-0 thrashing by New England Revolution marked a sixth consecutive MSL defeat for the Florida club.

Neville was appointed in January in anticipation of the 2021 season, with Inter looking to improve on a mixed debut season last year. But the campaign has so far been a disaster.

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Inter Miami are bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference / Ira L. Black – Corbis/Getty Images

Inter are rock bottom of the Eastern Conference and the overall standings after taking just eight points from their first 12 games. They have lost their last six and haven’t won since mid-May.

New England are currently top of both the Eastern Conference and overall standings and took full advantage of Inter being on a losing streak by scoring five goals without reply in south Florida.

Toronto are two points ahead of Inter and already fired head coach Chris Armas earlier this month.

Neville insists he has the support of the team owners, which includes former Manchester United teammate and long-time friend David Beckham, but is aware of what will happen if he is unable to turn the results and performances around soon.

“I feel [the owners’] full support, I always have done. They don’t need to tell me about their concerns because I have the same concerns,” Neville is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

“I’ve been in football long enough and I know the consequences – that’s no problem to me. We’re doing everything in our power, we just need better performances on the field.

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Neville knows he is in danger of getting fired / Michael Reaves/Getty Images

“I’ve got great responsibility and I’m accountable for everything that I do. We’re on a run at the moment that puts me under pressure.”

Neville accelerated his already confirmed exit as England women boss to take the Inter job, which is his first head coach position in club management. He had previously been an assistant coach at Manchester United and Valencia.

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