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NEWS: Chelsea FC Ladies boss Emma Hayes gets MBE in Queen’s Birthday honour list (UK)

emma hayesEmma Hayes, Chelsea Ladies manager has nabbed an MBE in the Queen?s 90th Birthday Honours.

Hayes, who led the Blues to the WSL and Women?s FA Cup Double in 2015, receives the accolade for services to football.

Hayes said: “It came as a great surprise to receive an MBE and it is a true honour for me and my family.

“I would like to thank everyone who has worked with me throughout my career as without their support I would not have achieved the success I have to date and I would not be receiving accolades like this.

“In particular I would like to thank my mum and dad and my entire family as they have supported me through thick and thin and have made this achievement possible.”

The 39-year-old Londoner became Chelsea manager in June 2012, helping the Ladies team make history with its first major silverware and appearances in the UEFA Women?s Champions League, but her career in coaching dates back much further.

In 2001 she became the youngest head coach in the American W-League?s history, being awarded the National Coach of the Year prize a year later. Returning to England in 2006, Hayes became assistant first-team coach at Arsenal Ladies, lifting 11 major trophies in three trophy-laden seasons.


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  1. Sue Lopez MBE


    Well done Emma,another woman who has demonstrated her worth in English football and made it more of a truly a beautiful game for all of us! ! I saw the women’s Cup Final at Wembley but have been following your progress and I’m pleased you have been recognised and re warded for allyour efforts , ,keep going., and, welldone

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