What else did he say?

Neville said after the result: “I feel the owners’ full support, the concern is me. They don’t need to tell me their concerns. Our run puts me under pressure.

“It is the lowest in terms of my feelings since I have come here. The manner we lost was unacceptable, it feels worse than that. I can only apologise to the unbelievable supporters, it is them I feel for. They deserve better. I was not expecting it.

“Players need to take a long hard look at themselves and so do I. I will take full responsibility and ultimately it is my job to make this team better and that is on my shoulders.

“There are no excuses. We all have to look in the mirror, not just the players. Team does not have an I in it, it needs everyone pulling together. I am asking for a team that fights together, like a brotherhood. We have to start fighting for this football club.

“I’ve been in football long enough and I know the consequences – that’s no problem to me.”

What happened in the match?

Miami fielded a team containing names like Gonzalo Higuain and Blaise Matuidi but still went in 4-0 down at half time. Things improved after the break in that the hosts only conceded to New England once more.

Miami have the worst record of all 27 MLS sides and their six-match losing run has seen them score just once and concede 13.

What is Neville’s managerial résumé?

Neville was an England Under-21 coach as well as a first team coach at Manchester United upon retirement as a player.

He briefly coached Valenica under manager Nuno Espírito Santo in July 2015 before taking charge of the England women’s national team in 2018. His side lost their 2019 World Cup semi-final.

Following seven defeats in 11 games, Neville stepped down as manager in January 2021 before taking the Miami job days later.

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