Casey Stoney named manager of Manchester United’s new women’s team

first_img Stoney most recently represented Liverpool at club level “Her experience and knowledge of the game, both as a coach and as a player, made her a stand-out candidate for the role,” Woodward said. Casey Stoney’s playing career 2 Casey Stoney has been named manager of Manchester United’s new women’s team.The former England captain has been working as an assistant managed to England women’s boss Phil Neville, and she has stepped down from that role to give ‘complete dedication and commitment’ to United. “During her successful playing career, spanning over 18 years, she earned over 100 caps for England and is a proven leader as a coach and having captained many of the sides she has played for, she brings a positive and winning mentality which will be a huge benefit to the team.“Casey will build on the success of the girls’ regional talent club and shares our philosophy of creating a pathway from academy to first team.“I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome her to Manchester United.” Stoney won 130 caps for England in an international career that lasted 17 years International2000-17 – England2012 – Great Britain 2 Club1999-02 – Arsenal2002-07 – Charlton Athletic2007-11 – Chelsea2011-13 – Lincoln2014-16 – Arsenal2016-18 – Liverpool United had an application accepted last month to create a women’s team, and they will start playing in the Championship – the second tier of the English system – for the 2018/19 season.“I am delighted to have joined Manchester United. This is the biggest club in the world,” Stoney said upon the announcement.“The fact that we are going to have a women’s team and I’m going to be able to introduce that from scratch, to build a team, build a philosophy, with the biggest club in the world, means that, for me, there is no more exciting opportunity.“My ultimate aim is to grow this team so that every little girl growing up dreams of playing for Manchester United when she’s older, because they’re the most successful team in women’s football.”Ed Woodward, Man United’s executive vice-chairman, said Casey’s appointment showed the club’s desire to succeed in the women’s game.last_img

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