Crime Against Football: Twitter Cannot Believe That Phil Neville May Coach Lionel Messi

Football’s gone a bit mad as of late.

High-profile transfers rake in upwards of €150m, World Cups are being organized mid-season, and Lionel Messi is now best-buds with Sergio Ramos.

And somehow, things continue to get even stranger.

Another example of the fact arrived yesterday, in the form of a classic David Ornstein ‘exclusive’

While PSG superstar Lionel Messi has only the World Cup in his sights at the moment, he may have already decided on his next destination.

As per the journo’s report, MLS side Inter Miami are currently the frontrunner for Messi’s signature, who looks all set to leave Paris next year.

Owned by Football legend David Beckham, the beaches of Miami are an attractive destination for the Argentine, as he already owns a property in the city.

Paired with Miami’s deep-rooted links with South America, and it becomes easy to see how the club could potentially lure in the legendary footballer.

When the news broke online, the entirety of Football Twitter was taken aback.

The 35-year-old is still among the world’s best players, which he provides evidence of week-in and week-out.

Naturally, moving to the MLS and away from European Football entirely is a shocking move, only if it comes to fruition of course.

There was plenty about the report that fans couldn’t wrap their heads around, but what seemed to stand out was the discourse surrounding the man who could potentially be Messi’s new gaffer.

That man happens to be Phil Neville, brother to Gary Neville, and former manager of the England Women’s National Team.

You’ve probably heard all about his brother’s managerial spell so we’ll spare you the details, but here’s an image that sums it up.

And unfortunately, his brother hasn’t fared too well either.

His term in charge of The Lionesses was a disappointment, as the side went on a losing streak of 7 in 11 games, with Neville eventually announcing his departure after his contract expired.

His spell at The Herons hasn’t gone swimmingly either, as Miami currently sit in 6th place, having secured just 14 wins out of 34 games.

The management is far from ideal, especially for a player of Messi’s calibre.

The sight of Phil Neville giving the Barcelona Legend tactical instructions would be too much for fans to bear, which they made sure to express on Twitter.

Relaying back to the intro, Football’s pretty mad isn’t it?