Chelsea boss wants Premier League to run Women’s Super LeaguePosted By: Sourav Das | January 16, 2018
Emma Hayes, the manager of Chelsea Ladies, has expressed her hope that the Premier League will someday lead the highest level of English club football for women! The Women’s Super League, forming the top two tiers of the women football, is being run by the Football Association at the moment. After the recent loss of 1-0 loss to Manchester City, Hayes was asked what she felt needed to happen to help grow the game. And the Chelsea boss wants Premier League to run the show now.
Chelsea boss wants Premier League to run Women’s Super League
While speaking to Radio 5 live, she said that she hopes to one day see the Premier League take this initiative, because they will invest a million pounds, as one may hopes. She also revealed her hope that there will someday be more investment into clubs, and added that one day, the clubs will hopefully in a place where they will be able to receive the millions that are handed out by the Premier League, because she thinks that women’s football clubs deserve to receive them.
She is looking forward to greater professionalism in the sport, as there will be more games like the Continental Tyres Cup semi-final match, with improved displays. All the top-tier clubs for women will operate in the next season on a full-time basis, after the introduction of newer, more professional criteria for the licenses. Earlier, it was revealed by the FA that they are in the process of increasing their investment in football for women and girls, and this will be by another £50 million in the next six years.
At the moment, there is no senior women’s soccer competition run by the Premier League. However, all the current Premier League clubs for men run community football for girls, and there was a cumulative participation by 23,000 enthusiasts last season. Eight among the 20 sides of Premier League have an affiliated team for women, playing either in WSL 1 or in WSL 2. But, both the Premier League, as well as the FA WSL have declined to make comments on Hayes’ views.
In the meanwhile, Hayes emphasized that striker Eniola Aluko was not going anywhere, after the news of the 30-year-old being in talks with Paris St-Germain hit the headlines.