Arsenal Ladies manager Laura Harvey is set to leave the English club in January 2013 to join the new American side Seattle Reign FC.
Laura Harvey has overseen a period of great success since joining the Arsenal Ladies set-up in 2008. Harvey was appointed manager midway through the 2009/10 season.
Laura's career achievements include three consecutive League titles, two Continental Cups, one FA Women's Cup and featuring in the last four of the UEFA Women's Champions League on two occasions.
Laura commented on the Arsenal Ladies FC website:
“I’ve had a wonderful four-and-a-half years with Arsenal Ladies and would like to thank everyone at the Club for the fantastic support they have shown me thoughout my time here.
"A special thanks must go to Vic Akers for giving me the opportunity to manage this special club. It was always going to be a huge challenge taking over from such a legendary figure in the women’s game, but I've learnt so much from Vic and can’t thank him enough for all that he’s done for me.
"I’d like to thank all the staff I worked with at the Club too, they are a credit to the game. Finally I want to thank the players, who have been a pleasure to coach. They are an immensely talented group, with a winning mentality, and I’ve no doubt they will continue to succeed.”
Seattle Reign FC are one of the eight teams competing in the brand new National Women's Soccer League. This will be a huge opportunity for Laura Harvey to take on even more challenges in a exciting time for women's football in America.
Women's Soccer United wish Laura Harvey all the best in her move to Seattle Reign FC. Although we know she will be missed at Arsenal Ladies we are looking forward to following her managerial career in America.
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