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WSL: Carla Ward named Aston Villa manager days after leaving Birmingham

Carla Ward will become the new Aston Villa manager, just days after resigning from rivals Birmingham City. The former Sheffield United coach was at Villa’s Bodymoor Heath training ground on Thursday and will complete a quick return to management after leaving Birmingham last week. A Villa statement read: “Aston Villa...
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Carla Ward: Aston Villa appoint former Birmingham City boss for WSL side

Former Birmingham City manager Carla Ward has joined Aston Villa for the 2021-22 Women's Super League season. Ward, 37, managed the Blues to safety last season after previously leading Sheffield United to their highest Championship finish in 2019. It was Ward's first campaign in the WSL and she was nominated...
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Carla Ward: Birmingham City head coach resigns after one season at WSL club

Carla Ward has resigned as Birmingham City head coach and will leave the club after Sunday's Women's FA Cup tie with Southampton. Ward, 37, took over at the start of the season having previously been in charge at Sheffield United. Blues finished second-from-bottom of the Women's Super League table, avoiding...
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Exclusive: Carla Ward resigns as Birmingham City Women manager

Carla Ward has resigned as manager of Birmingham City Women after her side pulled off an against-the-odds escape from relegation in the Women’s Super League. She will step down at the end of the season. The 37-year-old former Sheffield United manager took charge of Birmingham in August, when the club...
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It was devastating telling players of Birmingham exit – Carla Ward

Carla Ward said it was “devastating” telling her Birmingham squad that she was leaving at the end of the season. Ward took over in August last year and secured her side’s place in next season’s Women’s Super League, despite having the smallest budget in the division. Her resignation was announced...
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'Do they want us to succeed or not?': Birmingham City boss Carla Ward urges the club to back its women's team or 'make way for others who want to invest' after players wrote a letter of protest to the board over lack of funding

The seemingly impossible task of keeping Birmingham City in the Women's Super League this season was a topic of discussion among rival managers long before competition began. Carla Ward had not even been approached by the club when a friend — a goalkeeping coach at one of the league's top sides — messaged her.
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Birmingham City boss Carla Ward is a contender to replace Joe Montemurro at Arsenal... after keeping the Blues in the fight for WSL survival despite losing several players at the start of the season

Birmingham City manager Carla Ward is a candidate to replace Joe Montemurro at Arsenal, Sportsmail understands. Ward would be a bold choice for what will be a hotly contested position, as Arsenal look to recover ground on Chelsea and Manchester City, who have left them behind in the past two years.
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Carla Ward mulls permanent ground switch for Birmingham City Women

Boss Carla Ward admitted Birmingham City may look to permanently move away from their Damson Park ground, after being forced to play a ‘home’ Barclays FA WSL clash at St George's Park for the second week in a row. The Blues fell to a 4-0 defeat against title-chasing Manchester City...