Hayes named FA WSL Manager of the Season

Hayes named FA WSL Manager of the Season

Chelsea Women's boss Emma Hayes has been named FA WSL Manager of the Season after clinching a third league title in a row.

Hayes led her team to success not only in the WSL but also the Vitality Women's FA Cup. They did lose their Continental Cup crown to Manchester City in March however, losing 3-1 to Manchester City at Plough Lane.

Chelsea enjoyed a fine double-winning campaign in which they battled some difficult off-field challenges to secure their silverware.

A COVID-19 outbreak mid-season along with injuries to key players made this Hayes' most challenging season even before the club became subject to unique government restrictions following owner Roman Abramovich's decision to sell Chelsea as a result of the war between Russia and Ukraine.

Earlier this month, Hayes hailed her Chelsea side's Women's FA Cup triumph as "amazing for the women's game" as they clinched a hard fought 3-2 win over City in front of a record crowd at Wembley.