Stoney: League One perhaps not a step-up from WSL

Manchester United women’s manager Casey Stoney has stated that a go on to League One or League Two isn’t a step-up through the WSL and there’s deficiencies in respect for females supervisors.

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Stoney’s remarks follow Chelsea ladies’ supervisor Emma Hayes rejecting reports previously this week that she ended up being not looking for another job.

“I that she was on the shortlist for the head coaching role at League One side AFC Wimbledon and think Emma Hayes put it brilliantly when she said let’s starting talking about the candidate and their qualities rather than the diversity part of the subject,” she said at a press conference on

“I friday thought it had been really, perfectly placed. We don’t see it that is( as a step-up, like Emma said I am very fortunate to manage world-class players in a team that is doing very well.

“At the same time you are very much guaranteed the sack in men’s football in a lot less time in the women’s game, so in terms of security that is not a step-up to be honest.”

The English manager continued and reiterated the lack of respect given to female managers despite managing at the level that is highest of this expert ladies’ football.

“There Obviously isn’t enough respect if managing a League One, League Two football club is considered a step-up from the level that is highest of the women’s game,” she said.

“You have some fantastic coaches in the women’s game, you look at the success of Hayes at Chelsea and the success and knowledge she has.

“There is definitely not respect that is enough to coaches that way who’ve received their stipes and also have done so much. It’s tough once you glance at the 92 soccer league club’s and there’s insufficient presence that is female

Stoney also spoke on the futures of USWNT stars Tobin Heath and Christen Press, who are in the final few months of the club to their contract.

“With Heath and Press they just finalized per year. They feel that their future lies so it will depend where. I haven’t had the conversation yet,” Stoney said.

“But it is obviously a conversation that we would like to have with them. They have been players that are good us during the last six-seven months, however their future is theirs.

“As A football club we love having them, we would love to keep them but they are individuals and they shall make their decision.”(*)Manchester United, who are second in the WSL, will next play place that is sixth on Sunday while they attempt to overtake league leaders Chelsea.(*)

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