Chelsea Women’s manager Emma Hayes has been crowned FA WSL Manager of the Season after leading her team to a 3rd straight league win. Check out details below.
Hayes guided the squad to victory in both the WSL and the Vitality Women’s FA Cup. They did, however, lose the Continental Cup to Manchester City in March, falling 3-1 at Plough Lane.
Emma Hayes wins the Manager of the Season award
Chelsea had a fantastic double-winning season, overcoming some significant off-field hurdles to obtain their trophy.
A COVID-19 epidemic in the middle of the season, combined with major player injuries, made this Hayes’ most tough season yet. Since the club was susceptible to distinctive restrictions imposed as a consequence of owner Roman Abramovich’s move to sell Chelsea as a result of the war between Russia and Ukraine.
Hayes praised her Chelsea team’s Women’s FA Cup victory over City earlier this month. She said “great for the women’s game” in front of a record crowd at Wembley.
Chelsea won their second trophy in a week with Sam Kerr’s extra-time victory, after winning the Women’s Super League title the week before.
Hayes remarked after winning the domestic double, “I’ll look back in 10 years. And think ‘that team was great,’ it’s the best squad I’ve ever managed.”
I completely realize that we constantly want to talk about perfection in sports, but let me tell you, to be on the winning side more often than not. It is a human creation.
“This gang is not going to be on the losing side. They’ll figure it out.”
Matt Beard of Liverpool won the Championship after guiding his team back to the WSL at the first try following relegation in the 2020/21 season.
Hayes attended the LMA Awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House in London on Tuesday evening, where she received the Barclays FA Women’s Super League manager of the year award.
The presentation honored both the elite men’s and women’s managers and coaches, as well as the winners of various other award titles.