Hayes 'agrees to become USWNT coach' after announcing Chelsea exit

Emma Hayes ‘agrees to become USWNT coach’ following shock announcement of Chelsea departure after 11 years in charge

  • Emma Hayes will reportedly replace Vlatko Andonovski with the USWNT
  • She’s won 15 trophies with Chelsea, including six league titles
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Emma Hayes has agreed to take charge of the United States Women’s National Team following her shock decision to leave Chelsea, according to reports.

Hayes is the most successful manager in Women’s Super League history, having led Chelsea to 15 trophies in 11 years at the club.

It was announced on Saturday that she will leave the London club at the end of the season. 

Now, The Telegraph claim, Hayes has now agreed to lead the USWNT, who have been in the market for a new head coach since August, when Vlatko Andonovski stepped down. 

Additionally, The Athletic have reported that US Soccer will make Hayes the highest-paid women’s soccer coach in the world.  

Andonovski’s side hugely disappointed at the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, as the US women were eliminated in the round of 16 by Sweden.

Chelsea announced on Saturday that Emma Hayes will leave the club at the end of the season 

Vlatko Andonovski coached the USWNT in a disappointing run at the 2023 World Cup

They’ll now reportedly enter a new era led by Hayes, who will depart Chelsea in May.

‘Emma’s contribution to Chelsea cannot be understated,’ Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly and co-controlling owner Behdad Eghbali said.

‘She has been a pioneer in women’s football and is hugely respected within the game. We look forward to continuing to work together over the coming months.’

In addition to winning six WSL titles, Hayes led Chelsea to five FA Cups, two League Cups, one Spring Series and one Community Shield.

Earlier on Saturday, her side moved to the top of the WSL table with a 6-0 win over Aston Villa.

Co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley added, ‘Emma has been one of the biggest drivers of change in women’s football. Her achievements at Chelsea are unrivalled and will live in the club’s history forever.

‘Given everything she has contributed to Chelsea in over a decade with the club, and the legacy she leaves behind, we would never stand in her way when she felt it was the right time to pursue a new challenge.’

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