Aston Villa Women extend manager Carla Ward’s contract

Carla Ward Aston Villa Manager
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Aston Villa have decided to take up the option to extend manager Carla Ward’s contract to the end of the 2023/24 season.

Joining Villa ahead of the 2021/22 season, Ward led Villa to an improved ninth-place finish, progression that has continued thi term and includes achieving a quarter-final place in the Conti Cup.

Head of Women’s Football, Lee Billiard, told “This is terrific news for Carla and the club. We have seen significant improvement in the team under her leadership, both individually and collectively, and this contract extension will allow her to continue progressing and building on our strategy to try to develop young players while putting Aston Villa at the heart of the women’s game in England at this exciting time.”

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