Inter Miami coach Phil Neville has admitted that he is “under pressure” and knows that he risks being fired after a 5-0 trashing from the New England Revolution marked a sixth consecutive MSL defeat for the Florida club.
Neville was named in January pending the 2021 season, and Inter wanted to improve on a mixed debut season last year. But the campaign has so far been a disaster.
Inter Miami is at the bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference / Ira L. Black – Corbis / Getty Images
Inter are at the bottom of the Eastern Conference and the overall standings after taking just eight points from their first 12 matches. They have lost their last six and have not 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 unanswered goals in South Florida.
Toronto is 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 include former Manchester United team-mate and longtime friend David Beckham, but is aware of what will happen if he cannot turn the results and achievements around soon.
“I feel [the owners’] full support I have always done. They do not have to tell me about their worries because I have the same problem, “Neville is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“I’ve been in football long enough and I know the consequences – it’s not a problem for me. We do everything in our power, we just need better performances on the pitch.
Neville knows he’s at risk of being fired / Michael Reaves / Getty Images
“I have great responsibility and am responsible for everything I do. We’re on the go right now putting me under pressure. ”
Neville hastened his already confirmed resignation as England woman boss to take the Inter job, which is his first head coaching position in the club management. He had previously been assistant coach at Manchester United and Valencia.
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