Emma Hayes MBE

  • Chelsea Ladies FC – First Team manager
  • MBE
  • Previous clubs – Long Island Lady Riders, Arsenal Ladies, Chicago Red Stars, Washington Freedom, New York Flash
  • Public Speaker
  • @emmahayes1

Emma is currently the first team manager of Chelsea Ladies FC and the only female manager to win the Double. 

Emma was appointed manager of Chelsea Ladies in June 2012 and three years later successfully lead them to the Women’s FA Cup for the first time. Not long after, the team also went on to gain the Women’s Super League title to complete a historic and memorable double. At the time Emma was the only female manager in that league. Chelsea are currently top of the FAWSL and competing in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Emma has been in management for over a decade and her career doesn’t just include clubs nationally. In 2001 she left her home of North London for a spell in America. There she joined the W-League side the Long Island Lady Riders for two years, at which she was the youngest female head coach in W-League history. She was awarded the National Coach of the Year award in 2002.

When working at Iona College she collected another individual honour in 2004, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Coach of the Year before leading her side to the 2004/05 MAAC Conference Championships.

After five years, Emma returned to English football in 2006. She served as assistant first team coach at Arsenal Ladies where there they achieved huge success, winning 11 major trophies over three-seasons. They include three Women’s Premier League titles, three FA Women’s Cups and the UEFA Women’s Cup crown. As well as assistant First Team coach, Emma was also Academy Director; overseeing the development of young players at the club, many of whom currently feature in the Women’s Super League.

After huge success in London, Emma decided she hadn’t had enough of the States and headed back there in 2008! She went on to hold a series of managerial positions at clubs in the Women’s Professional League, starting off as head coach at Chicago Red Stars. Here she assembled a fantastic team and was also Director of Soccer Operations; building the club infrastructure into a sustainable, professional franchise before her departure in 2010. After a year, including being a coaching consultant at Washington Freedom and technical director at New York Flash, Emma returned to the UK in 2011.

If that wasn’t enough, Emma is also an accomplished public speaker having appeared at many conferences, including the iconic Sports Leaders.

In June 2016, Emma was made an MBE in the Queen’s 90th birthday honours list and was presented with it the following December.

Contact Emma Hayes agent: jo@tonguetiedmedia.co.uk