DAVID BECKHAM has sacked former Manchester United team-mate Phil Neville as Inter Miami manager.
Fans’ fury soared after Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to New York Red Bulls left Miami bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference.
And Inter announced Nev’s departure midway through his third season in charge with a blunt social media message on Thursday night.
The club listed the managerial changes above a black and white picture of the former England defender captioned “THANK YOU Phil Neville”.
Supporters held up signs calling for Neville’s sacking following the dire midweek defeat – and even booed his son Harvey.
The ex-Lionesses’ chief, 46, was unveiled by Miami owner Becks in January 2021.
But although they reached the MLS Cup play-offs last season, Nev’s men have struggled from the start this campaign.
Miami have picked up just five wins and 15 points in the Eastern Conference.
And their full, emotionless statement read: “Club has parted ways with Phil Neville The team has also announced that it has parted ways with Assistant Coach Jason Kreis.
“Inter Miami CF Assistant Coach Javier Morales will assume the role as Interim Head Coach effective immediately, while Assistant Coach Darren Powell, Goalkeeper Coach Sebastián Saja, and Assistant Coach and Performance Analyst Alec Scott will remain in their current roles.”
The only bright spot for Miami so far this term is a place in the US Open quarter-finals.
But Neville sat stony-faced as Red Bulls striker Tom Barlow hit the only goal on Wednesday.
Miami’s Ecuadorian frontman Leonardo Campana missed an early penalty.
And the Red Bulls even held on for victory despite having Cameron Harper sent off late on.