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Former Eng captain Casey Stoney appointed Man Utd women's team head coach

London: Manchester United have confirmed the appointment of former England captain Casey Stoney as the first head coach of their newly-formed women's team.

As revealed by Telegraph Sport last month, the 36 year-old has left her role as assistant to Phil Neville with the England team to take up the United role and will look to earn promotion from the newly-branded WSL Championship at the first attempt.

Stoney is one of the most widely-respected figures within the women's game, retiring last season in order to concentrate on coaching at the end of a highly-decorated playing career with Arsenal, Liverpool and England.

The former centre-back won 130 international caps and was headhunted by Neville when he was appointed England manager earlier this year, as he wanted someone with vast experience of women's football alongside him.

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