Leicester City confirmed that Emile Heskey has been appointed as the Women’s head of football development. Heskey started his career at Leicester and will take care of the coaching and recruitment in his new administrative role. The former England striker has been an ambassador for the club’s women’s side for the past season where he has mentored the youngsters as well as overseeing the development of the academy. Heskey will takeover from Russ Fraser who has left the club to take over the role as the women’s Director of Football.
“This is a fantastic opportunity. I’ve loved every minute of working with LCFC Women in the last year.” Emile Heskey said after he was announced as the new Director of Women’s football at Leicester City. “We have a strong infrastructure of staff, a talented squad of players, and excellent backing from the club to go on and make a sustained impact on the women’s game. The club has made a lot of progress in a short period of time since turning professional, which means we have some work to do to make sure our progress is sustainable.”
“Through ensuring we have appropriate guidance and support in place for our players and staff, I’m confident we’ll achieve that and successfully establish the club among the leading teams in the women’s game,” he added. “Leicester City Women began their first season in the FA Women’s Super League in September, following promotion from the FA Women’s Championship last season and currently sit 10th in the WSL”