Brighton first-team coach Paul Nevin admitted his pride at being invited to work with the full England team for upcoming matches.
The 49-year-old, who began work as a coach at the Fulham Academy in 1997, has been with the Seagulls since 2016 and has overseen the club’s rise to the Premier League.
He has been rewarded with the chance to work alongside Gareth Southgate’s coaching staff for England’s matches with the United States and Croatia next month.
The former Norwich City coach will be involved as part of an FA initiative to ensure BAME coaching placements across all England squads, which aims to ensure the diversity of national coaches represents the diversity in the teams.
Nevin, who previously worked with the FA as a youth coach at national level, said: “When I got the call I was absolutely delighted because it’s a very privileged position.
“Any coach who invites you into the inner sanctum of how they work says something about your own character and hopefully the trust that Gareth has in me to preserve that environment.
“First and foremost, I’m very thankful to Gareth and the FA for the opportunity. I’m also thankful to Brighton for allowing me the time to do this to help develop myself and gain new experience.”