New England Women’s head coach Phil Neville has deleted his Twitter account after a series of sexist historic posts on social media were uncovered.
Neville was confirmed as the new boss of the Lionesses on Tuesday evening — replacing Mark Sampson — and was handed a deal which will see him coach the side until the 2021 UEFA Women’s Championship.
But eagle eyed social media users spotted a series of tweets, including one in which he seemed to make light of domestic abuse.
Phil Neville was confirmed as the new manager of England’s women’s team on Tuesday
Neville posted a picture of himself in an England top on Twitter before deleting his account
Neville posted in July 2011: ‘Relax, I’m back chilled- just battered the wife!!! Feel better now!’
The former Manchester United defender also wrote in January 2012: ‘When I said morning men, I thought women would of been busy preparing breakfast/getting kids ready/making the beds (sic).’
And he replied to his sister Tracey Neville, the England netball coach, ‘U women of always wanted equality until it comes to paying the bills #hypocrites (sic).’
Sportsmail has contacted the FA for comment.
But a series of tweets have emerged on social media that paint Neville in a poor light
Neville made a joke about equality to his sister when it came to paying for a meal
He also suggested women would spend their mornings ‘preparing breakfast/getting kids ready/making the beds’ in another tweet uncovered on Tuesday evening
41-year-old Neville has agreed a two-year contract worth more than £120,000 per year
England are currently on a warm weather training camp and Neville spent Tuesday at their base in La Manga to get to know the players who will be under his charge for the qualification campaign for the 2019 World Cup.
He has agreed a two-year contract worth more than £120,000 per year, with the option of extending his stay by another two years.
Prior to deleting his account, Neville wrote: ‘Extremely proud and honoured to be the head coach of the @Lionesses and I’m unbelievably excited about the challenges ahead!!’