Holly Morgan hangs up her boots after 17 years to become Foxes coach

Leicester City's Holly Morgan
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Leicester City Women’s Holly Morgan has retired from football after 17 years with the Foxes but now becomes a coach at the club.

The 28-year-old joined City at the age of 11 and moved through the age groups to become Club Captain.

Speaking to LCFC TV, Morgan said: “For the past two years it’s been something I’ve been thinking about and during that time I’ve been happy with the contribution I’ve been able to provide for the first team. However, I think it was just the right time for me to now look at what else I’m passionate about, and that’s coaching. I feel in myself that I’ve achieved what I wanted to, playing wise, and now I want to contribute to Leicester City in a different capacity and that’s as a First Team Coach.

“Alongside being first team captain, I’m also very proud of having a pivotal role within LCFC Women’s Academy set up, managing and coordinating the pathway for the past two-and-a-half years. I’m incredibly proud of the contribution I have made towards the progress and development of the Academy, leading the programme alongside playing.

“Working with an array of players, I’m delighted to have overseen five players making it onto the England pathway, with three making England youth appearances. It is now an incredibly exciting time for the academy with the support and guidance of Leicester City Football Club and I’m delighted to have been part of its progress and development up to this point.”

Morgan made nearly 300 appearances for the Foxes and now takes on the role of First Team Coach, having been awarded her UEFA A Licence.

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