Chelsea head coach Emma Hayes has been appointed as the new coach of the US women’s national team.
U.S. Soccer announced on Tuesday that they have appointed Emma Hayes as the new USWNT coach. Hayes will take over from interim boss Twila Kilgore two months before the 2024 Olympics.
“This is a huge honor to be given the opportunity to coach the most incredible team in world football history,” said Hayes. “The feelings and connection I have for this team and for this country run deep. I’ve dreamed about coaching the USA for a long time so to get this opportunity is a dream come true. I know there is work to do to achieve our goals of winning consistently at the highest levels. To get there, it will require dedication, devotion and collaboration from the players, staff and everyone at the U.S. Soccer Federation.”
The U.S. Soccer Federation President Cindy Parlow Cone said: “Emma is a fantastic leader and world-class coach who sets high standards for herself and for everyone around her.
“She has tremendous energy and an insatiable will to win. Her experience in the USA, her understanding of our soccer landscape, and her appreciation of what it means to coach this team makes her a natural fit for this role and we could not be more pleased to have her leading our Women’s National Team forward.”
Emma Hayes announced last week that she will leave Chelsea at the end of the season after 12 years. She guided the Blues to six WSL league titles during her tenure.
Hayes has reportedly signed a deal that makes her the highest-paid coach in women’s football.