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Women’s football Neville to face scrutiny as FA unveil him as new England manager

PHIL NEVILLE’S credibility as England Women manager will come under fresh scrutiny today in his first official press conference.

The former Manchester United defender spent his first weekend in his new role in Widnes and Wycombe, cramming up on several England players he hopes to guide to World Cup glory next year.

Neville’s knowledge of women’s football has been called into question over recent weeks, long before his appointment was announced by the Football Association last Tuesday.

He only landed the role when the FA’s four shortlisted applicants decided they did not fancy the gig.

Many have argued there were many better-qualified candidates than Neville for the job, given he has never worked in women’s football before or been a manager.

Tweets from Neville’s past also came back to haunt him last week, when Kick It Out and Women’s Aid were among those to criticise his misogynist remarks.

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