Former England defender, Paul Konchesky, said he was honoured and excited to have been appointed West Ham Women manager on a two-year deal following Olli Harder’s departure on Sunday.
Harder has moved on after taking charge of his final match, the 2-0 defeat to Arsenal, who missed out on the Women’s Super League after being pipped by Chelsea.
Konchesky, who made 70 appearances for the West Ham between 2005 and 2007 before spells at Fulham, Liverpool and Leicester, has been working as Harder’s assistant since May 2021.
“This is a very proud moment for me. I’m really honoured to have been appointed,” Konchesky said. “I’m relishing both the challenge and the opportunity that comes with this role.
“West Ham is really close to my heart – it was a dream to play for the club and now to be in this position is something I am really excited about. I’m looking forward to getting started.”