Manchester United announce 130-cap Englishwoman as head coach for women’s side

Casey Stoney

Manchester United have confirmed that former England women’s national team member Casey Stoney will be the head coach of the new professional women’s team.

The 36-year-old had a glittering career for club and country and even helped Phil Neville’s backroom staff when the former United man took over the management of the England women’s national side.

Stoney won 130 caps for the national side and won 12 major honours during her playing career and Ed Woodward added that bringing in Stoney displays how the club is committed to succeeding with the new 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 also spoke to the club’s website after becoming the head coach and stated that joining United was an exciting opportunity for her.

“The fact that they 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, there is for me no more exciting opportunity.”

Stoney also added that United are going to invest in the women’s game and have the chance of changing the face of women’s football with the new team.

When asked what she thought about Manchester United, her response was swift and seemed to be spot on with what we have seen over the years.

“Winning. Success. Legacy. It’s the biggest club that I’ve ever been involved in and I’ve been involved with some big clubs. But to be able to be involved here and have a women’s team it’s just going to take women’s football to a whole new level.”

This seems to be a great signing for the side and hopefully, things will go right for us as we look to get off on a winning note with Stoney on our side.