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The United States Women’s National Team was in need of a new manager after the team had an extremely disappointing showing at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup under former manager Vlatko Andonovski. And it sounds like the team has found its next leader.

According to a report from Joseph Lowery of Backheeled, the United States Women’s National Team is set to hire Emma Hayes as the team’s next head coach.

“Hayes, 47, is one of the most well-respected managers in the women’s game and has had immense success with Chelsea in the FA Women’s Super League. Chelsea announced that she will continue with the club until the end of the WSL season,” Lowery wrote for Backheeled.

“A source tells Backheeled that there is a possibility Hayes will join the USWNT during international breaks between now and then before taking over full-time.”

During her time leading Chelsea, Hayes has led the club to six WSL titles since taking over in 2012 and the team only finished outside the top three during her first two seasons with the club.

For the past few decades, the USWNT has been the most dominant team in the world. We’ll have to see if Hayes can help them reclaim that status.