Manchester United boss Casey Stoney praises Brighton manager Hope Powell and says she does not get the credit she deserves
Manchester United manager Casey Stoney believes Brighton boss Hope Powell deserves more credit for her contribution to women's football.
Stoney's side will play the ex England manager's south coast outfit at the Peoples Football Stadium in the Women's Super League this evening.
Powell was the national team boss for the Lionesses for 15 years, a stint which saw Stoney feature prominently as a player.
Now her rival, Stoney remained complimentary about her former manager, saying: "I don't think Hope gets enough credit in terms of her contribution she's made to the women's game. When she came to England as manager, there was very little in place in the women's game.
"She fought for players to have central contracts. She was a key contributor for this league [WSL] to be set up and looking to push it to professional level. So the game owes her a lot.
"She changed the game in this country and she's now doing a fantastic job for Brighton."
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