Manchester United Women have appointed Marc Skinner as their new head coach on a two-year contract, with the choice for an additional 12 months.The 38-year-old joins the Women’s Super League membership from US aspect Orlando Pride to fill the position left by Casey Stoney in May.
“I’m excited and proud to develop into head coach at Manchester United,” Skinner mentioned.”I’m wanting ahead to working intently with the workers and this proficient group of gamers. Our focus is to construct on every part they’ve already achieved within the ladies’s sport.”It’s an thrilling alternative to guide the staff into what will probably be one other aggressive WSL season; I would like us to realize success collectively and our goal is to present the followers a staff they will proceed to be happy with.”
✍️ 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗿…Introducing our new boss for the 2021/22 season and past: Marc Skinner! 🔴#MUWomen pic.twitter.com/WhVNZZ89eb— Manchester United Women (@ManUtdWomen) July 29, 2021
Stoney resigned after three years in cost, and earlier in July, she was named San Diego boss forward of their debut season within the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).
Meanwhile, Skinner spent greater than two years managing Florida-based Orlando Pride within the NWSL. He stepped down from the position final week.
Skinner had beforehand held quite a few roles at Birmingham City, the place he ultimately turned the ladies’s first-team supervisor in 2016.
New San Diego NSWL head coach Casey Stoney says the dialog she had with membership president Jill Ellis satisfied her it was the suitable transfer for her
Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward mentioned: “Marc is a coach with confirmed pedigree within the WSL and we’re delighted he’s becoming a member of the membership and returning to the league after his latest time within the US.”Our dedication to the continued improvement and success of the Women’s staff is complete, and we see Marc’s appointment, together with the proficient squad and gamers recruited this summer season, as key to that course of.”Football director John Murtough added: “First and foremost, Marc is a superb coach, however he additionally has unbelievable drive, ambition and a imaginative and prescient for the staff, which actually impressed us throughout the recruitment course of.”We are assured that Marc is the perfect individual to be main the staff as we look ahead to one other thrilling season.”
Marc Skinner had been answerable for Orlando Pride since January 2019 after leaving Birmingham City
Skinner had confirmed his departure from Orlando final week as a transfer to Manchester United drew nearer.”I’m immensely proud to have been the head coach of Orlando Pride,” Skinner mentioned on Friday.”I wish to thank the gamers, workers and membership for all of their efforts in making a tradition worthy of this metropolis and state. To the followers, I thanks for being affected person while we grew collectively.”You will proceed to drive this staff to realize the heights that you simply all deserve. I’ve little doubt that this membership will go from power to power with the brand new possession in place and the values that the staff have labored onerous to develop.”Although I will probably be watching from afar, the enduring purple staff will at all times stay near my coronary heart. For the ultimate time, #VamosOrlando.”