Phil Neville insists that his appointment to Inter Miami was NOT a gift from his pal and ex Man United teammate David Beckham, as he claims the interview process is “as difficult as any other I’ve done”.
- Ex-Lioness coach Phil Neville was named Inter Miami boss in January
- Neville firmly believes that the job was not “given” to him by his friend David Beckham
- He says the interview process was just as difficult as anyone else he’s been through
- Neville also claims he got off to a good start after his first win
Phil Neville firmly believes he didn’t get the Inter Miami job from his old friend and former Manchester United teammate David Beckham.
Neville, who joined the American outfit in January, said the interview process was “as difficult as anyone else” he’s been through and claims it was difficult to convince the owners that he was the “right one.” Person “is.
The former lioness manager believes he got off to a good start at the club after beating the Philadelphia Union for the first time on April 25.
The lioness’s former manager Phil Neville was named Inter Miami boss in January
Neville played with Beckham at Manchester United from 1994 to 2003 and with the England team from 1996 to 2007.
The former ’92 class couple is also a partner in fourth class Salford City in England.
However, Neville claims his relationship with Beckham had nothing to do with his appointment as manager of the MLS club.
Speaking to TalkSport, Neville said, “When I looked at this job I have to say and you probably won’t believe me, but the interview process was as difficult as any other I’ve done.
Neville (M) firmly believes that the job was not “given” to him by his old friend and David Beckham (L).
Neville played with Beckham at Manchester United and for England from 1994 to 2003
“In terms of belief – not David, David knows my qualities and we had talked about it for a long time – but the other owners, the Mas family, who are the main shareholders of the organization, wanted to know and they wanted to choose the right person.
“They fired a manager after 12 months, which they didn’t want, and they knew they had to make big, big changes and they put a lot of money into the facilities.
‘Our training ground is worth £ 80 million and is as good as anything in European football – it’s the best in America.
“In the end they liked me, they kept me busy and we got off to a good start.”
The former ’92 class couple is also a partner in fourth class Salford City in England
However, he claims that their relationship wasn’t the reason he was named an MLS manager
He claims he’s got off to a good start following his first win over the Philadelphia Union
Beckham, who received ownership of a future MLS team at a discounted price as part of his 2007 transfer to the LA Galaxy, has also claimed he hired Neville because of his friendship.
During a press conference, he said, “Of course people will always turn around and say, Oh, that’s because he’s your friend. It has nothing to do with being my friend.
“Our group of owners doesn’t just employ our friends. We employ the best people, whether on the field, off the field, in our back room staff, the staff we have in our training facility in the stadium.
“We run a serious football club here. And I think at the end of the day we hire people who we think are best for the job. ‘