FA to start interviews for England Women manager role after huge interest

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  • Phil Neville leaving the role next summer
  • FA has drawn up shortlist from a total of 142 applicants

The Football Association is set to start interviewing for the role of England Women manager after 79 applicants were deemed to have met the criteria, the Guardian understands.

The FA received a total of 142 applications for the position that targets “winning the World Cup in 2023” and is set to be vacated by Phil Neville at the end of his contract next summer. It is understood the FA has shortlisted from the 79 candidates which meet all requirements, which includes holding an A or pro licence and “an understanding of the different demands of club and international football”.

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