The FA are planning to appoint Mo Marley as interim manager, after sacking Mark Sampson earlier this month.
The Football Association will be looking for a permanent successor to Sampson during Marley’s interim period. Marley will take charge of the matches in October and November, including two World Cup qualifiers against Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kazakhstan, according to The Times.
She previously captained England as a player and has been working for the FA since 2001, and is therefore considered to be a safe choice for the role. This is particularly important to the Football Association considering the nature of Mark Sampson’s departure, after allegations of “inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour” in his previous role with Bristol Academy.
The Times claim that Marley isn’t being considered for the permanent role due to her lack of experience at the top level. However, she should be in a relatively good position with the team as England have performed very well on the pitch recently.
In the last 10 matches, the Lionesses only lost against Netherlands in the semi-final of the European Championships. Eight of the other 10 matches were wins. And in the first match of the World Cup Qualifying campaign, the Lionesses won 6-0 against Russia.
As a result, there’s room for Marley to find her feet.