Casey Stoney unveiled as first ever San Diego NWSL coach

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England Lionesses legend Casey Stoney will be the first ever coach of new National Women’s Soccer League outfit San Diego.

Stoney left her post as coach of Manchester United last season having overseen an impressive record of 52 wins in 77 competitive matches.

The 39-year-old former England and Team GB captain is now heading to California to coach San Diego – the 12th and newest club in the NWSL.

“I am extremely excited and motivated to lead San Diego NWSL on the field next season and beyond,” Stoney told the club’s official website.

“[President] Jill Ellis and this ownership group are deeply committed to building a world-class club both on and off the field and I look forward to being a part of creating our culture and style of play as a team.

“I am eager to begin work immediately ahead of our inaugural year of competition in NWSL next season.”

Earlier this week Molly Downtain was appointed San Diego’s first ever General Manager as the club gears up to begin play in Spring 2022.