After winning back-to-back FIFA Women’s World Cup titles, manager Jill Ellis is leaving the United States national team.
Having coached the most games in the United States women’s national team history, and after winning back-to-back World Cup titles, coach Jill Ellis is saying goodbye to her country.
The boss has announced she will step down from coaching the women’s team.
“The opportunity to coach this team and work with these amazing women has been the honor of a lifetime,” Ellis said to the U.S. Soccer official website.
“I want to thank and praise them for their commitment and passion to not only win championships but also raise the profile of this sport globally while being an inspiration to those who will follow them.”
She added: “I want to sincerely thank the world-class coaches and staff with whom I’ve had the privilege to work – they are quintessential professionals and even better people.”
“And finally, I want to thank the federation for their support and investment in this program, as well as all the former players, coaches, and colleagues that have played an important role in this journey.”
“When I accepted the head coaching position this was the timeframe I envisioned,” she commented.
“The timing is right to move on and the program is positioned to remain at the pinnacle of women’s soccer.”
“Change is something I have always embraced in my life and for me and my family this is the right moment,” Ellis concluded.
For everything she has done and everything she has meant to this program we say, THANK YOU ❤️
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 30, 2019