Casey Stoney: Former Manchester United Women boss reveals online abuse over links to vacant Wrexham post | Football news


Former Manchester United women’s head coach Casey Stoney has revealed she was abused online as she was linked to the vacant National League position Wrexham.

Former England defender Stoney, who left United after three years at the helm of the Women’s Super League in May, said those who targeted her on social media should be “ashamed”.

Wrexham announced the departure of manager Dean Keates on Sunday, after the club – owned by actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney – missed the play-offs.

“For the lovely people here who mistreat me even for being linked to a job in men’s football, do yourself a favor and lower your blood pressure,” Stoney tweeted Tuesday night.

“I am happy to spend time with my family, thank you if you have a daughter, sister, wife or mother you should be ashamed of yourself.”

Sky Sports News contacted Twitter for comment.

Stoney, 39, was named Manchester United’s first female head coach in July 2018 and led them to the WSL in her first season in charge.

United finished fourth in their debut WSL season before the 2019-20 season ended prematurely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Stoney has led the club to fourth place this season, missing a Champions League spot by one point.

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