Hayes appointed US women's national team head coach

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes has been named as head coach of the United States women's national soccer team.

Hayes will be tasked with righting the ship after the country's most disappointing Women's World Cup campaign.

The 47-year-old from London is one of the game's most successful professional coaches, guiding Chelsea to 13 major trophies in her 11 seasons with the Women's Super League club.

The deal is reportedly to run through at least 2027 and will make her the highest paid women's soccer coach in the world.

Reacting, Hayes said in the statement: "This is a huge honour to be given the opportunity to coach the most incredible team in world football history. I’ve dreamed about coaching the USA for a long time so to get this opportunity is a dream come true."

Chelsea announced on 4 November that Hayes would leave her job at the end of the Women's Super League season in May to pursue a new opportunity "outside the WSL and club football."