Messi, a departure that changes everything?

While Inter Miami is trying to attract Lionel Messi, the Florida franchise has parted ways with its coach, Phil Neville.

Phil Neville is no longer the coach of Inter Miami. The Florida franchise, last in the Eastern Conference with five points behind the last qualifying place for the play-offs, has indeed decided to separate from the former Mancunian.

David Beckham, president of Inter Miami and former teammate of Phil Neville, paid him a strong tribute. “When we appointed Phil we knew he would give Inter Miami his all and I saw him working incredibly hard and with a real commitment to the ambitions we had set for the club. he confided. Sometimes in this game we have to make the hardest decisions and sadly we feel that now is the time to make a change. ”

“It was a difficult decision but the one we think is the best for the club at the moment,” he added. This decision could nevertheless do David Beckham’s business. As Inter Miami have swung into action to try to lure Lionel Messi, with a four-year offer and an annual salary of 50 million euros, the former Spice boy would like to make Gerardo Martino the new coach of the Florida franchise. The Argentinian technician knows Lionel Messi very well, having had him under his orders at Barça during the 2013-2014 season and then in selection between 2014 and 2016.