Chelsea head coach Emma Hayes is set to become the U.S. women’s national team manager after leaving the Blues.
Chelsea confirmed on Saturday that Emma Hayes will leave the club after 11 years at the end of the 2023/24 season. The club said she will “pursue a new opportunity outside of the WSL and club football.”
Reports suggest that Hayes has reached an agreement to take over at USWNT after leaving Chelsea. The current WSL season finishes at the end of May 2024. The Athletic claims that she will become the highest-paid coach in the world of women’s football after joining the U.S. women’s national team.
Following Vlatko Andonovski’s departure after the World Cup last summer, U.S. Soccer has been looking for a permanent successor for him. Twila Kilgore has been the interim coach since August.
Hayes guided Chelsea to six WSL league titles, five FA Cups, and two League Cups.