(Reuters) – Former Manchester United Ladies’s boss Casey Stoney has been named the primary head coach of the Nationwide Ladies’s Soccer League (NWSL) staff in San Diego, the growth membership stated on Wednesday.
The 39-year-old former England captain beforehand served as United head coach since 2018 and through her tenure guided the membership to speedy promotion to the Ladies’s Tremendous League and successive fourth-place finishes within the high flight.
“Casey is among the most adorned, distinguished and gifted English gamers of all-time and has transitioned seamlessly in her position as a supervisor,” San Diego President Jill Ellis stated in a information launch.
“She instantly turned Manchester United Ladies Soccer Membership into revered contenders and established herself as one of many high managers within the league.”
The addition of Stoney completes the hiring of two key technical positions within the membership’s hierarchy as San Diego named former U.S. Ladies’s Nationwide Group Administrator Molly Downtain as common supervisor earlier this week.
Stoney retired as a participant in 2018 having performed for golf equipment together with Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool throughout her 19-year profession. She received 130 caps for England and performed in three World Cups.
“Jill and this possession group are deeply dedicated to constructing a world-class membership each on and off the sphere and I sit up for being part of creating our tradition and magnificence of play as a staff,” stated Stoney.
“I’m keen to start work instantly forward of our inaugural yr of competitors in NWSL subsequent season.”
San Diego will develop into top-flight NWSL’s twelfth franchise once they be part of Los Angeles growth membership Angel Metropolis FC for the 2022 season.
(Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto, enhancing by Pritha Sarkar)