Konchesky new West Ham Women’s boss, Harder and Flaherty leave

Olli Harder leaves West Ham Women
Olli Harder leaves West Ham. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

West Ham United have appointed Paul Konchesky as manager after the departure of Olli Harder, with defender Gilly Flaherty also leaving.

Harder told whufc.com: “Having reached a Conti Cup quarter-final, an FA Cup semi-final and earned more points this season than in any WSL season in the club’s history, I believe I’m leaving the club in a really good place.”

Konchesky, who steps up from assistant in agreeing a two-year deal, said: “This is a very proud moment for me. I’m really honoured to have been appointed. I’m relishing both the challenge and the opportunity that comes with this role. West Ham is really close to my heart – it was a dream to play for the club and now to be in this position is something I am really excited about.”

Gilly Flaherty ends a four-year spell as the Hammers’ captain. She recently became the first player to make over 100 professional appearances for the side.

Gilly Flaherty leaves West Ham
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Flaherty said: “It is with immense sadness that I leave West Ham United this summer. I have genuinely loved every minute of my time with this club and am so proud of my role in the journey this team has undergone in the last four years.

“I have so many incredible memories from my time in Claret and Blue, from reaching the FA Cup final in our first season to playing at London Stadium.”

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