Casey Stoney to step down as Man Utd Women head coach
Casey Stoney will step down as head coach of Manchester United Women at the quit of the home season.
The historical England global took cost in June 2018 quickly after finishing her eminent playing career at Liverpool.
Stoney led United to the Women’s Championship title, and promotion to the Women’s Big League, in the personnel’s inaugural season in 2018-19. They received 18 of their 20 suits and suffered factual one defeat.
United finished a creditable fourth in their first season in the tip flight in 2019-20 and yet again this era of time, 10 sides behind champions Chelsea. They face Leicester Metropolis in the fifth round of the Women’s FA Cup on Sunday.
“It has been an honour to lead the girls’s personnel at this big membership and this has been an incredibly tricky decision,” Stoney acknowledged in an announcement.
“I even occupy loved main this neighborhood and I'm at ease with what we now occupy completed collectively. However, after a bright season with disruption brought about by the pandemic, I now truly feel the time is sweet to lift some time away and for someone else to advance lend a hand in and lead the personnel on the subsequent stage of its skedaddle.
“I wish to thank the membership, all of the stunning workers, the fans, and most of the full gamers, for the unbelievable experience we now occupy shared over the last three years.”
United’s outgoing executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward acknowledged: “Casey has been a motive force behind the success of our girls’s personnel since she joined the membership in 2018. She has been an inspiration to her gamers and workers, to each person at the membership, and to the fans. Everybody at Manchester United thanks her for her unstinting laborious work and dedication and pays tribute to her achievements. She's going to continually be segment of the Manchester United household.”
Soccer director John Murtough added: “Manchester United is fully committed to its girls’s personnel and to constructing on the legacy of Casey’s achievements as we transfer forwards. With the latest ancient first sport at Historical Trafford and the affect the personnel has made in the Women’s Big League, the long lunge is shimmering.
“Whereas we would be sad to study Casey experience away, the personnel and the operation will proceed to transfer from energy to energy.”