Emma Hayes revealed Sir Alex Ferguson has given her recommendation after she was confirmed as the brand new United States boss.
Former Manchester United supervisor Ferguson known as the outgoing Chelsea boss final week after it was introduced she was leaving the membership.
Hayes will end the 2023-24 Girls’s Tremendous League marketing campaign with the Blues earlier than she joins the USA ladies’s squad two months earlier than the Olympics in Paris.
She mentioned: “We had a chat final week, he rang me, however I used to be in the midst of speaking to Poch (Mauricio Pochettino) so I used to be torn. Sadly I needed to inform Poch to attend. There’s not many individuals you inform Poch to attend for however I did say to him it was Sir Alex.
“He calls me on occasion so I wasn’t shocked. Something he says to me I all the time take with such satisfaction. He’s a legend of the sport and somebody whose opinion I worth and he has a love of America.
“We talked a bit bit about that, a bit bit about legacy, a bit bit about leaving on the high. So there have been sensible phrases from him. I am positive it will not be the final cellphone name I get from him this season.”
Hayes, who obtained the Chelsea job in the summertime of 2012, has led the membership to 6 WSL titles, 5 FA Cups and two League Cups, a haul that includes two league and FA Cup doubles and one home treble, whereas they had been Champions League runners-up in 2021.
She is a six-time WSL supervisor of the season and was named FIFA’s ladies’s supervisor of the yr in 2021.
Evaluation: Hayes a pioneer in English ladies’s soccer
Sky Sports activities’ Charlotte Marsh:
“It’s uncommon for a supervisor to announce their departure from a membership so early within the season – however Emma Hayes has all the time damaged the mould.
“In lots of methods, seven months is required to try to comprehend simply how large of an affect Hayes has not solely had at Chelsea, however throughout ladies’s soccer in England as a complete.
“Her numbers for the Blues communicate for themselves – trophies upon information upon titles. Would not it’s the tip to the fairy story if she bowed out by successful the membership their first Champions League title?
“By reworking Chelsea into the ladies’s powerhouse they’re, Hayes has championed and pioneered the requirements that all the recreation is now being held to.
“Participant well being throughout the board, services, coaching strategies, staffing, transfers – you’ll be able to see Hayes’ affect in every space. Girls’s soccer would merely not be the place it’s with out her lighting the way in which.
“She has been on the forefront of the expansion of ladies’s soccer, a voice others flip to for opinion and route on the most important points dealing with not solely the sport, however ladies general.
“Hayes too has proven that this may all be achieved as a mom, as somebody who battles towards well being points and private loss identical to us all. None of it has impacted her skill to do her job efficiently and displays the human component that may generally be lacking in soccer.
“Her transfer to the USA affords her a brand new problem and one which shall be extremely thrilling to observe unfold.
“However for now, the tributes and goodbyes will come flooding in over the approaching months and rightly so. Chelsea and ladies’s soccer have lots to thank Hayes for.”