Willie Kirk

Kirk appointed assistant coach of women's team

Thursday 28 June 2018 14:00

Manchester United is delighted to announce the appointment of Willie Kirk as assistant coach to Casey Stoney MBE.

Kirk, 40, comes with a very good pedigree and has gained considerable experience with elite players both in Scotland and in England. He is the former head coach of Bristol City Women and led the team to promotion to the top flight from WSL2 in 2016.

Willie Kirk said:

“To have the chance to work with Casey Stoney and to be part of a team that is being set up from scratch, to me, is an opportunity not to be missed. Manchester United is renowned around the globe for developing young talent and that will continue in the women’s team.

Kirk's first United interview Video

Kirk's first United interview

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"I would like to thank Casey for giving me this opportunity and I know that our skills and experience will complement each other as we work together to develop an exciting new team.”

Casey Stoney said:

“Willie is a fantastic appointment and has a proven track record of developing young players. I think, together, we have the opportunity to build something very special at Manchester United. I look forward to working with him as we start on this exciting journey.”

Register your interest in the new women's team at www.manutd.com/muwf.