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West Ham Women Appoint Rehanne Skinner as New Manager to Lead Ambitious Campaign

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West Ham Women have made a significant appointment as they welcome Rehanne Skinner, former boss of Tottenham Women, as their new manager. The 43-year-old coach comes with an impressive track record, having guided Tottenham to a historic fifth-placed finish in the Women’s Super League during the 2021/22 season. However, her tenure at Tottenham was cut short in March after facing a run of nine successive defeats.

West Ham Women finished last season in a respectable eighth position under the leadership of Paul Konchesky, securing a spot one place higher than Tottenham. The club’s decision to bring in Rehanne Skinner is a testament to their ambition and determination to progress further in the highly competitive Women’s Super League.

Skinner is set to commence her role with West Ham next month, having prior media duties at the Women’s World Cup. Expressing her enthusiasm, she told West Ham TV, “I’m delighted to be joining West Ham United. There have been a lot of conversations between myself and senior figures at the club around what the plans are moving forward, and I’m just really excited at the prospect of leading the team.”

The new manager acknowledges the strong foundation laid by West Ham Women and emphasizes the club’s desire to advance and build on previous achievements. She appreciates the togetherness within the team and the club’s long-term vision, which fuels her excitement to embrace the challenge and work towards realizing West Ham’s goals.

Rehanne Skinner’s appointment marks a historic moment for West Ham Women, as she becomes their first female manager since the team’s promotion to the Women’s Super League in 2018. The club’s vice-chair, Baroness Brady, expresses pride in their commitment to equality and inclusivity, highlighting the recent restructuring of the women’s Board and the significance of having Rehanne Skinner on board.

Baroness Brady praises Skinner’s extensive experience, knowledge, and successful track record in women’s football, which makes her the perfect candidate to lead West Ham Women into the upcoming WSL season. The appointment aligns with the club’s renewed focus on growth and development for their women’s team, underlining their dedication to fostering progress and competitiveness in the league.

As Rehanne Skinner takes the helm, anticipation builds for West Ham Women’s campaign in the Women’s Super League. Her strategic leadership and coaching expertise are set to play a pivotal role in shaping the team’s performance and aspirations for the season ahead. With a clear vision and ambition, West Ham Women are poised for an exciting journey under Skinner’s guidance as they strive for success in the WSL.

 

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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