Phil Neville and Richard Shaw join the men’s national soccer team

Canada Soccer announced on Friday that Phil Neville and Richard Shaw will join the men’s national coaching staff alongside John Herdman.

Effective immediately, both of these additions will be part of the coaching staff in the CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) squad for the Nations League Finals in Vegas.

Phil and Richard will bring us winning experiences at the highest level. They have worked with coaches in the major leagues during their careersSaid the head coach of the men’s national team.

They will act as focused coaches with the aim of helping us win our first title in over two decades.

Bev Priestman was Phil Neville’s assistant in charge of the England women’s soccer team.

Photo: Getty Images/Alex Grimm

Having enjoyed a stellar career as a player at Manchester United, marked by the winning of several trophies, Neville moved into the position of coach. He held a position at Manchester United, and then worked as an assistant coach for Valencia in the Spanish League.

In 2018, he was appointed head coach of the England women’s national team, which finished fourth in the 2019 Women’s World Cup and won the 2019 Sheriff’s Cup, before being named manager-captain of Inter Miami in Major League Soccer (MLS).

Neville previously worked with Bev Priestman, the current coach of the Canadian women’s team, when she worked with the England women’s national team.

Richard Shaw had a successful playing career, mostly with Crystal Palace and Coventry City, playing over 650 matches in England before becoming a manager. He began his career on the sidelines at Millwall in October 2007, initially as caretaker head coach.

Shaw then moved into coaching at Crystal Palace, including managing the under-23s, in January 2013. In January 2021, he joined Watford as assistant coach to the under-23s. 23 years old at Watford, under the orders of Omar Reza.

Players hug each other.

Canada qualified for the Gold Cup by defeating Curaçao.

photo: Twitter/Canada Soccer

Canada will face Panama on June 15, 2023 in the CONCACAF Nations League Finals at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. And the victory will allow them to advance to a duel against the winners of another semi-final match between the United States and Mexico, for a chance to lift the country’s first continental title since 2000.

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