Manchester United: Marc Skinner to target to replace Casey Stoney as head coach of the women’s team | Football news

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Manchester United have reached out to Orlando Pride in hopes of naming Marc Skinner as their women’s team head coach, Sky Sports News has confirmed.

First reported by Telegraph Sport, talks are ongoing between the two clubs and Skinner.

Casey Stoney resigned from United in May and has since been featured as the head coach of San Diego’s new NWSL team.

Skinner has been in charge of Orlando since January 2019 when he left Birmingham City Women’s Super League club to move to the United States.

During his tenure as head of Birmingham, he oversaw significant improvements, leaving them behind when they were in fourth place behind Super League stars Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea.

Skinner’s time in the US was badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, with the NWSL taking a partial hiatus in 2020 when they played shorter competitions instead of a regular league season. Pride had hit rock bottom in his first term.

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Casey Stoney resigned as head of United in May and will travel to the NWSL with the new San Diego franchise

But 2021 has proven to be more positive for Skinner and the Pride, who are currently fifth behind and just three points behind current leader Portland Thorns.

WSL can be seen live on Sky Sports from 2021/22

Sky Sports has announced a three-year deal with the FA to become the main broadcaster of the Barclays Women’s Super League from September 2021.



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Sky Sports has announced a three-year deal with the FA to become the main broadcaster of the Barclays Women’s Super League from September 2021.

As one of the most competitive leagues with some of the most iconic names and teams in the world, the WSL will be one of Sky Sports’ flagship offerings.

The deal stipulates that Sky Sports will exclusively show at least 35 games live per season and further strengthens the broadcaster’s commitment to women’s sports.