Casey Stoney appointed San Diego head coach

Casey Stoney is to be the head coach of NWSL expansion side San Diego after leaving Manchester United Women this summer.

San Diego President Jill Ellis told sandiegonwsl.com: “Casey is one of the most decorated, distinguished and talented English players of all-time and has transitioned seamlessly in her role as a manager.

“Casey has all of the qualities we want in our manager and she is fully committed to making San Diego NWSL a globally-successful club and brand led by powerful and talented women. We are thrilled to secure her as our manager and look forward to what she will bring to our club and city.”

“I am extremely excited and motivated to lead San Diego NWSL on the field next season and beyond,” said Casey Stoney.

“Jill and this ownership group are deeply committed to building a world-class club both on and off the field and I look forward to being a part of creating our culture and style of play as a team. I am eager to begin work immediately ahead of our inaugural year of competition in NWSL next season.”

San Diego is the 12th and newest club in the National Women’s Soccer League. The club’s name, crest and permanent venue will be announced at a later date.

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