Emma Hayes MBE

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  • First team manager for Chelsea FC Women

  • Previous clubs: Long Island Lady Riders, Arsenal Ladies, Chicago Red Stars, Washington Freedom, New York Flash

  • Public Speaker

Emma is the first team manager of Chelsea FC Women and is the only female manager to win the Double - the FAWSL title and FA Cup.

Emma was appointed manager of Chelsea in June 2012 and successfully lead them to the Women's FA Cup for the first time three years later. Not long after, the team 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 the league. Chelsea are the holders of the WSL, FA Cup and are competing in the UEFA Champions League.

Emma has been in management for over a decade. 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, becoming 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.

Emma served as assistant first team coach at Arsenal Ladies from 2006 where they achieved huge success, winning 11 major trophies over three seasons. Emma was also Academy Director, overseeing the development of young players at the club, many of whom currently feature in the WSL.

Emma headed back to the States in 2008, holding a series of managerial positions at clubs in the WPL, 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.

She 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’s agent: info@ttmanagement.co.uk

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