28 July 2020

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes wins LMA Women’s Super League Manager of the Year award

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes has been named the LMA Women’s Super League Manager of the Year.

The 43-year-old, who has been in charge at Kingsmeadow since 2012, led the Blues to a record-equalling third title last season after the campaign was shortened due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Chelsea could do the domestic double this season as they are in the last eight of the FA Cup (PA)

All elite football was suspended in England back in March and the WSL failed to resume meaning placings were decided on a points-per-game basis.

Manchester City had been top of the table but Chelsea were awarded the title as they were just a point behind with a game in hand.

The triumph for Hayes adds to her titles with the club in 2015 and 2018, two FA Cups and one League Cup.

After being named the official WSL Manager of the Season earlier this month, she said: "I just want to say a big thank you to all of my staff for the contributions this season," she said.

"This trophy is about the whole group and a big thank you to the players for stepping up another level and thanks once again to our fans for being the best in the world."

Hayes’ awards come after forward Beth England was named WSL Player of the Season as she finished joint-top scorer with Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema.

Meanwhile, the LMA Premier League Manager of the Year went to Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp.

The German guided his side to a first title in 30 years and a tally of 99 points, the second-highest total in the competition’s history.

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