Tracey, who is presentely Head Coach of the Superleague leading Manchester Thunder, will remain in that role up to the end of the present season.
Under Anna Mayes, England claimed a historic first Test series win against world number one side Australia in 2013, but failed to even medal at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
England Netball chief executive, Joanna Adams said “Tracey has a proven track record both in her playing and coaching career”. She continued, “She has achieved fantastic results with Manchester Thunder in the Netball Superleague and we firmly believe Tracey is the right person to lead us into the 2015 Netball World Cup.”
Said Tracey, “I’m delighted to accept this opportunity, it’s a great challenge and I am looking forward to the World Cup and working with the players.”
Tracey Neville won 81 caps for England as a player, winning a bronze at the 1998 Commonwealth Games, and since retiring due to a serious knee injury in 2008 has worked her way up the coaching ladder.
Manchester Thunder remain unbeaten in Superleague with a record of 8 & 0. This follows a sensational season last time out when they lifted the coveted Superleague trophy.
Manchester Thunder director, Debbie Hallas, said: “We are pleased and proud that Tracey Neville has been appointed as the interim England Netball coach. She has proved her calibre for the role and it is a natural move for her. All at Thunder wish Tracey and the England squad all the best in working toward the Netball World Cup in August and give our full support. Tracey will continue her role as Director of Netball at Manchester Thunder as normal until the end of the Netball Superleague season.”
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