Marc Skinner appointed as Women's head coach

Thursday 29 July 2021 13:55

Manchester United is delighted to announce that Marc Skinner has been appointed as head coach of the women’s team on a two-year contract with the option for a further year.

The 38-year-old joins the club from US side Orlando Pride, having spent over two years managing the Florida-based club in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).

Skinner has previous experience in the Women’s Super League with Birmingham City, where he held a number of roles before becoming first-team manager in 2016.

Marc Skinner said: "I am excited and proud to become head coach at Manchester United. I’m looking forward to working closely with the staff and this talented group of players. Our focus is to build on everything they have already achieved in the women’s game. It’s an exciting opportunity to lead the team into what will be another competitive WSL season; I want us to achieve success together and our aim is to give the fans a team they can continue to be proud of."

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Executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, said:

“Marc is a coach with proven pedigree in the WSL and we are delighted he is joining the club and returning to the league after his recent time in the US. Our commitment to the continued development and success of the women’s team is total, and we see Marc’s appointment, along with the talented squad and players recruited this summer, as key to that process.”

Football director, John Murtough, said:

“First and foremost, Marc is an excellent coach, but he also has incredible drive, ambition and a vision for the team, which really impressed us during the recruitment process. We are confident that Marc is the best person to be leading the team as we look forward to another exciting season.”