TRACEY NEVILLE will step down of England coach after the Netball World Cup next month.
Neville, 42, sister of former Manchester United stars Gary and Phil, has been in charge of the national side for four years.
England are hosting this year's Netball World Cup held over 10 days from 12 July in Liverpool.
She will leave her role after the tournament to start a family.
Under her leadership England struck gold at the Commonwealth Games last year on the Gold Coast in Australia.
Neville said: “Being the head coach is something I have relished and I am extremely proud to have had the opportunity to do.
“Over the last few months I have sat down with England Netball to look at how I could fulfil my role whilst taking into consideration my personal circumstances.
“My ambition to have a family is something I want to commit to after the Netball World Cup.
NEVILLE NOT RULING OUT RETURN
“The Roses’ future is paramount in my thoughts and plans and I will passionately and wholeheartedly continue to support them and England Netball.
“I will hopefully get an opportunity to lead again in the future.
“To the staff/players, past and present you have challenged me in every way possible and I am eternally grateful for your commitment and support within the program and on our journey together.”
Jo Adams, the England Netball CEO, added: “I would like to thank Tracey on behalf of the whole netball family for the phenomenal work she has put into creating a culture where athletes thrive and ultimately deliver magical and historical moments.
“We totally support Tracey’s decision with regards to her personal circumstances and we will continue to do so but for now our focus is entirely on giving her and the Roses squad every possible support as they strive to win a home World Cup.
“We hope Tracey will be able to sign off with some more wonderful memories in July and having made today’s announcement, hope she is given the space to continue her work with the squad which is her sole focus for now.”
England, who have never been crown World champions are one of the fancied countries to win the tournament on home soil.
The hosts start their campaign against Uganda on July 12th.
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