Marc Skinner is set to be unveiled as the new women’s head coach at Man Utd. Skinner has agreed in principle to become the head coach but a compensatory fee between the two clubs are yet to be agreed on. Carl Green, Skinner’s assistant has also decided to leave Orlando Pride to “pursue a new coaching opportunity”. Casey Stoney stepped down as the United head coach at the end of last season and was announced as the head coach of San Diego.
“I am immensely proud to have been the head coach of Orlando Pride,” new Man Utd head coach Marc Skinner said. “I want to thank the players, staff, and club for all of their efforts in creating a culture worthy of this city and state. To the fans, I thank you for being patient whilst we grew together.”
“You will continue to drive this team to achieve the heights that you all deserve. I have no doubt that this club will go from strength to strength with the new ownership in place and the values that the team has worked hard to develop,” he added. ”Although I will be watching from afar, the iconic purple team will always remain close to my heart. For the final time, #VamosOrlando.”
“I have tremendous gratitude and appreciation for the vision Marc and Carl brought to the Orlando Pride and I thank them for their commitment to the club and the players during their time in Orlando.” Amanda Duffy, Orlando pride EVP said. “Under Marc’s guidance, the Pride have become a better team and a better organization, with a foundation in place for the continuation of a winning culture. I wish both of them much success in their next opportunity.”