The Football Association must find a head coach for the Team GB women’s side, six months from the Olympics, as well as an interim England boss after Phil Neville’s early departure was confirmed by the FA on Monday. Neville, who was already set to be replaced as England head coach by Holland boss Sarina Wiegman from September, has stepped down earlier than planned. As first reported by Telegraph Sport, he is expected to take up the role of manager at Major League Soccer men’s outfit Inter Miami, who are part-owned by his former team-mate David Beckham. The FA had been poised to place the 43-year-old former Manchester United full-back in charge of the GB side for the Olympics, but sources advised the Telegraph that they felt he could not fulfill that role while managing in the MLS. Comment: Phil Neville's long-term plan as England coach was largely all about Phil Neville Telegraph Sport understands the FA are most likely to recruit an interim England head coach and a Team GB coach through two separate recruitment processes, meaning they will not necessarily be the same person. Finding a stand-in England boss for February’s international window is the most urgent priority, with the national team having gone since March last year without playing a competitive match because of various travel issues related to Covid-19. Many of the suitable candidates to step straight into the interim role are no longer available, with Neville's former assistants Bev Priestman and Rehanne Skinner having both recently left to take over the Canada national team and Tottenham Hotspur respectively. Former caretaker boss Mo Marley announced her retirement in 2020. It is understood an internal appointment of a coach currently working among the technical staff at St George’s Park is the most likely route for England to go down, with windows for friendly fixtures scheduled for 15-24 February and 5-13 April. England do not currently have any matches formally announced for those two windows, but Telegraph Sport understands officials are hopeful of arranging games against opponents with minimal travel involved. That could see the Lionesses play another of the home nations in a friendly, or a country who have a large number of their national squad already playing in the English leagues. A separate process would be conducted to choose a coach to lead the Team GB side on a one-off basis this summer - that coach would need to lead a Team GB training camp, currently scheduled for June, ahead of the games themselves, which start in July. An FA statement on Monday said: "Phil Neville is to step down as head coach of England Women with immediate effect. His decision to leave now means the FA will shortly confirm the name of an interim head coach to lead the Lionesses in February, with Sarina Wiegman assuming the full-time role following the Olympic Games. A recruitment process had already been under way with assistant coach Rehanne Skinner’s departure to join Tottenham Hotspur last November." The FA's women's football director Baroness Sue Campbell said: “I want to pay tribute to Phil for his significant contribution during his three years with the FA. In particular, the commitment, dedication and respect he has shown the position has been clear to see, and I will personally miss our many conversations about ways we can improve and progress. "Given his status as a former Manchester United and England player, he did much to raise the profile of our team. He has used his platform to champion the women’s game, worked tirelessly to support our effort to promote more female coaches and used his expertise to develop many of our younger players. “Given the positive ongoing dialogue we have been having with Phil, we will be in a position to provide an update soon on an interim appointment, as well as provide a further update on the coaching situation regarding Team GB.” Neville, who led the Lionesses to the 2019 World Cup semi-final, added: “It has been an honour to manage England and I have enjoyed three of the best years of my career with the FA and the Lionesses. I’d like to thank the FA for the tremendous backing they have given me. I wish England Women every success in the future." Under Neville, England won the invitational SheBelieves Cup tournament for the first time in 2019, but after their run to their last four of the World Cup, they lost seven of Neville's final 11 matches in charge. He leaves with England sixth in the world rankings. Yet one legacy of his spell is that his side's run at the World Cup was enough for England to ensure a GB team qualified for the Olympics. Manchester United Women manager Casey Stoney - who played for GB at London 2012 - and Chelsea boss Emma Hayes are expected to be among the frontrunners for the Team GB job, while stand-in Bristol City manager Matt Beard has said he would “love” the opportunity. Beard, who won back-to-back Women’s Super League titles with Liverpool in 2013 and 2014, is currently in charge of Bristol City until the end of the season, providing maternity cover for Tanya Oxtoby. The temporary England coach, once appointed, might also be in the running for the GB role, but Telegraph Sport understands the FA are in no immediate rush to hastily select a GB coach while there remains some uncertainty as to whether the Games in Japan will definitely go ahead in July and August 2021 as currently scheduled. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga insisted earlier this month that the Games will take place this summer, but as the past 10 months have shown, no event in the sporting calendar can be absolutely guaranteed to take place in the current circumstances because of the Covid pandemic. For that reason, it is understood the FA may wait until slightly closer to the Games, rather than rushing an appointment this month. In the event that the Games - which were originally scheduled for 2020 - should be postponed for a second time, incoming England boss Wiegman could lead GB at the Olympics in the future. She is set to manage Holland in Tokyo, in what would be her final tournament in charge of the Dutch side, whom she led to Euro 2017 glory and to the final of the 2019 World Cup.