Jonathan Morgan to step down as Leicester City Women’s manager; Emile Heskey takes over the provisional management | Football news

Jonathan Morgan has stepped down as Leicester City Women’s Premier Team manager and Emile Heskey will prepare the squad for their next match.

Morgan guided the club to the Women’s Super League for the first time last season after winning the league title

Leicester sit at the bottom of the WSL table after losing all eight of their games so far this season.

“This club has been a part of my life and that of my family for 12 years since my sister Holly Morgan joined as a young player,” said Morgan, who was appointed Leicester manager in the 2014/15 season. .

“Taking Leicester from the Midlands Division 1 to a FAWSL club only gives me pride. Winning a promotion last season the way we did will always be a memory I can share with fans and the rest of the world. city.

“It has been a disappointing season with injuries contributing to a difficult start, but we did not get the results we were hoping for.”

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Highlights from the Women’s Super League match between Leicester and Everton.

Morgan, who signed a new contract in July, was named LMA Manager of the Year after Leicester’s success last season.

Morgan assistant manager Michael Makoni and first team coach Holly Morgan will also be leaving the club.

A statement from Leicester said: “All three have played an important role in the development of LCFC Women, especially since the club turned pro following its acquisition by King Power in August 2020.

“The football club would like to express its thanks to Jonathan for all he has helped the club accomplish during his tenure as coach, including promotion to the WSL.”

Emile Heskey has spent the past 12 months in an Ambassador role with Leicester City Women
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Emile Heskey wants to take over the training of the first team

Heskey, the former England and Leicester forward and current manager of women’s football at Leicester, will oversee the first team’s training ahead of the Continental Cup game against Manchester United on 5 December.

An away game against league leaders Arsenal will follow on December 12.

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