Casey Stoney has stepped down as head coach of the Manchester United women’s team. The club announced the news in a statement.

What the statement does not share are the reasons for the departure.

The mail report Stoney was “unhappy with the support structure and facilities” of the club.

The report said: “Players were unable to shower between training and meals until makeshift portacabins were installed, while the closest toilets are a 10-minute walk from their training ground. Your gym is also located in a tent. “

Compared to investing in better facilities in other clubs, including the neighboring city, Stoney called for resignation.

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A pattern emerges

Just today we reported on the leaky roof at Old Trafford, which was deficient in the United-Leicester game on Tuesday night.

A lack of top-to-bottom investment in club facilities was recently criticized by former star Gary Neville.

Neville spoke to Sky Sports last month and said, “If you go behind the scenes, you can see that it is [the stadium] rusty and rotten. If you look at the training ground, it’s not even the top 5 in this country. “

In a letter to supporters, co-owner Joel Glazer pledged to invest more in facilities, saying, “We understand that we need to significantly increase investment in Old Trafford and our training complex to ensure that the club’s facilities are up to par belong best in Europe. “

This also applies to the women’s team, which was only founded in 2019.

Stoney has been a manager from the start and while in due course, perhaps even this week, a new head coach will be appointed, attracted by the prestige of working with United, the facilities issues will ensure the post is not as glamorous is what he would seem from the outside.

This is Manchester United, one of the most valuable clubs in the world, and it takes a toll on their reputation when reports like this one come up.

The sad aspect is that it’s not even surprising at this point, symbolizing and shaming the club’s Glazer property.


Supporters reacted with anger and dismay when they heard the news and the reasons for it …

Manchester United shouldn’t even have inadequate training conditions at U12 level, let alone in a professional team. This is the largest football institution in one of the largest football nations in the world

– Aaron Moniz (@amonizfootball) May 12, 2021

Pathetic. Absolutely pathetic. It is embarrassing that our own youth products have to train under such conditions, let alone world champions in the press and heather.

– Red Voices (@RedVoicesMUFC) May 12, 2021

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