Marc Skinner: Man Utd name ex-Orlando Pride boss as new head coach to replace Stoney

Last update on. From the section Women's FootballMarc Skinner, who spent three years at Birmingham City, joined Orlando Pride in 2019.Manchester United has appointed Marc Skinner, former boss of Orlando Pride and Birmingham City, as their head coach on a 2-year contract.Casey Stoney was replaced by the 38-year old, who has now left the National Women's Soccer League.After three years of service with Women's Super League, Stoney, 39, decided to resign at the end last season.Skinner stated, "I look forward to working closely alongside the staff and this talented team of players.""Our goal is to build upon everything they have achieved in the women’s game. It's an exciting chance to lead the team in what will be another successful season of WSL."I want us all to succeed together, and our goal is to give the fans something to be proud about."Between 2016 and 2019, Skinner was Birmingham's boss for three years and led the team to the 2017 Women’s FA Cup final.He was also able to guide them to a fourth place finish in the WSL during his last season. Before joining Orlando in 2019,Stoney, a former England defender, was appointed United manager in July 2018. She took over after the club had reformed and saw them promoted to WSL in their first campaign.They were fourth last season, and just missed out by one point on the Champions League.United hosts Reading in the first match of their new campaign, Sunday 5 September.