London City Lionesses’ head coach and keeper extend stays

London City Lionesses goalkeeper Shae Yanez signs new contract
Photo: Robin Parker for The FA

London City Lionesses head coach Melissa Phillips and goalkeeper Shae Yanez have both signed new contracts with the club.

Phillips took charge of the Lionesses in October 2020 and was named FA Women’s Championship Manager of the Month in January 2021, after guiding the club to six games unbeaten – including five in a row without conceding a goal – and a first win away from home in 18 months.

Phillips told “I am honoured to be awarded the opportunity to continue leading London City and driving the vision of the club forward. The growth of the team and each individual player has been tremendous and incredibly proud of the way we’ve come together amidst the challenges the past year has presented. We’ve enjoyed some successful moments throughout the season and have a number of exciting plans in place moving forward to achieve our goals.”

FAWC MOTM, Melisa Phillips
Melissa Phillips after receiving the FA Women’s Championship Manager of the Month award.

Former Washington Spirit goalkeeper Shae Yanez has signed a new contract for the 2021/22 season, having been ever present in the current campaign, keeping seven clean sheets – including five in a row and 509 minutes without conceding a goal.

Yanez said: “I’m really excited to be continuing my journey here at London City Lionesses. A lot of things are going in the right direction and we must continue to grow and compete each and every day.

“I’m looking forward to another great year to develop as both a player and, most importantly, a person.”

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