LCFC women: Jonathan Morgan leaves after seven year stint and Emile Heskey takes temporary charge

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Leicester City Women's manager Jonathan Morgan has departed from his role at the club and Emile Heskey will take temporary charge of the team.

In a statement, the football club said they would like to thank to Jonathan for achievements.

LCFC said: "We thank him for everything he has helped the Club to achieve during his time as manager, which included promotion to the FA Women’s Super League as FA Women’s Championship winners."

Assistant Manager Michael Makoni and First Team Coach Holly Morgan also depart with the Club’s best wishes for their future careers.

Holly, who transitioned to a coaching role at the end of last season, came through the Academy ranks to eventually captain the side before her retirement from playing.

Emile Heskey is a former professional footballer who made over 500 appearances in the Football and Premier League and played for England Credit: PA

All three have played an important role in the development of LCFC Women, particularly since the Club turned professional following its acquisition by King Power in August 2020.

Retention of its FA Women’s Super League status is central to the Club’s vision for the long-term development of women’s football in the city.

They said they feel a change in leadership is necessary to give the team the best possible chance of achieving this in the remaining months of the season.

Of his departure, Jonathan Morgan said: “This Club has been part of mine and my family’s life for 12 years from when my sister Holly Morgan joined as a young player.

"To have taken Leicester from the Midlands Division 1 to a FAWSL club gives me nothing but pride.

"Earning promotion last season in the manner we did will always be a memory I can share with the fans and the city.

"This season has been disappointing, with injuries contributing to a difficult start, but we haven’t achieved the results we had hoped for. I wish the Club, the staff and the players my very best.”

Head of Women’s Football Development Emile Heskey will oversee First Team training in preparation for the team’s fixture against Manchester United in the Continental Cup on Sunday December 5, while the Club undertakes the process of appointing a new manager.