Chelsea Women manager Emma Hayes believes it is ‘only a matter of time’ before there is a female coach in the men’s game
Emma Hayes believes it is only a matter of time before we see a woman coaching in men’s football in England.
The Chelsea Women manager was asked about when we should expect to see a female referee take charge of a Premier League game in her press conference ahead of their Champions League semi-final against Lyon.
Frappart will not be the first woman to take charge of a match in a top European league, though.
Germany’s Bibiana Steinhaus refereed a match in the Bundesliga between Hertha Berlin and Werder Bremen.
England, Spain and Italy are still waiting for a female to take charge of a top-flight match.
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Hayes said: “I can say that Sian Massey is the best lineswoman and linesperson by a country mile.
“I think she’s outstanding every time I watch her.
“I don’t think it will be long at all (before a woman referees a Premier League game). I think it is only a matter of time.
“As much as it is a matter of time before there is a female coach in the men’s game.”
Source: SportsLatest TS