Chelsea Ladies’s boss Emma Hayes has been named FA WSL Supervisor of the Season after clinching a 3rd league title in a row.
Hayes led her staff to success not solely within the WSL but additionally the Vitality Ladies’s FA Cup. They did lose their Continental Cup crown to Manchester Metropolis in March nevertheless, dropping 3-1 to Manchester Metropolis at Plough Lane.
Chelsea loved a superb double-winning marketing campaign during which they battled some tough off-field challenges to safe their silverware.
A COVID-19 outbreak mid-season together with accidents to key gamers made this Hayes’ most difficult season even earlier than the membership grew to become topic to distinctive authorities restrictions following proprietor Roman Abramovich’s resolution to promote Chelsea on account of the struggle between Russia and Ukraine.
Earlier this month, Hayes hailed her Chelsea aspect’s Ladies’s FA Cup triumph as “superb for the ladies’s sport” as they clinched a tough fought 3-2 win over Metropolis in entrance of a file crowd at Wembley.
Sam Kerr’s extra-time winner handed Chelsea their second trophy in every week, after they wrapped up the Ladies’s Tremendous League title every week earlier.
Talking after finishing the home double, Hayes mentioned: “I’ll look again in 10 years time and assume ‘that staff was immense’, it is the very best staff I’ve ever coached.
“I completely perceive that we at all times wish to speak about perfection in soccer, however to be on the successful aspect extra usually that not, let me inform you. It is human endeavour.
“This group, they are not going to be on the dropping staff. They’re going to discover a manner.”
Liverpool’s Matt Beard received the Championship honour having guided his aspect again to the WSL on the first try following relegation within the 2020/21 season.
Hayes was on the Grosvenor Home in London on Tuesday night on the LMA Awards dinner the place she scooped the Barclays FA Ladies’s Tremendous League supervisor of the 12 months.
The ceremony celebrated the achievements of each the elite males’s and girls’s managers and coaches with the winners of a number of different award classes additionally introduced.
Kerr named participant of the season
Ahead Sam Kerr has been named FA WSL Participant of the Season after a collection of excellent performances in Chelsea’s title triumph.
The Blues received the title by only a level having been taken to the ultimate day of the season by Arsenal, and Kerr performed a giant position of their success.
Hayes’ aspect secured 18 wins, two attracts and two defeats throughout their marketing campaign – scoring 62 objectives and conceding simply 11.
Kerr received the WSL Golden Boot for the second season in a row after scoring 20 objectives in 20 video games, together with two on the ultimate day of the season to seal the WSL title.
The 28-year-old has already been named FWA Ladies’s Footballer of the 12 months and stays among the many contenders for PFA Gamers’ Participant of the 12 months, PFA Followers’ Participant of the 12 months awards.
The Australia worldwide notched 21 objectives final time period, however arguably her most vital strikes in a Chelsea shirt got here on the ultimate day of this season as Chelsea beat Manchester United regardless of trailing on two events to see off title rivals Arsenal.
Reflecting on her second end, Kerr mentioned: “I truly visualised scoring loopy objectives like that on a regular basis. Guro headed it to me and I had a pop. I did not even know the goalkeeper was out.
“This is without doubt one of the greatest video games I’ve performed at Kingsmeadow. The Manchester United followers made it good too. I wish to rating as many objectives I can, I simply do what I can to win.”