Aston Villa’s Manager Carla Ward has extended her contract until the end of the 2023/24 season.
After a very impressive start to the season with Ward in charge, Villa are now in sixth.
The 39 year old initially joined the club prior to the 2021/22 season, where Aston Villa marginally avoided relegation. The following season they came ninth, but now they sit mid-table.
With their great start to the season, Villa are currently on track to achieve their best position yet since their promotion in 2020.
Head of Women’s Football, Lee Billiard, added his excitement on Carla’s extended contact: “We have seen significant improvement in the team under her leadership and this contract extension will allow her to continue progressing and building on our strategy to develop the game”.
A prominent reason for this success, which has been consuming the world of football, is the two new arrivals at Aston Villa- Jordan Nobbs and Lucy Staniforth.
Since putting on the number 88 shirt, Jordan does what she does best in the central section of the pitch, with many effective passes and dribbling around the opposition.
Although her departure from Arsenal, in which she became an iconic player during her 12 years there, was extremely sad for the midfielder, her excellent start at Aston Villa appears exciting for Ward's squad.
In just two games, Staniforth has successfully tackled 14/19 times, as well as ranked up a 86% pass completion rate.
The 30 year old is a great addition to Ward’s squad, who will hope to continue this impressive start throughout this 18 month deal.
The exciting changes happening at Aston Villa under Carla Ward’s control are set to push Villa even further up the table.
Will they finish in the top 5?