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Casey Stoney is leaving Manchester United.

On Wednesday, the club announced that Stoney would be stepping down from her role as head coach at the end of the season. United finished fourth in this year’s WSL standings, narrowly pushing the team out of Champions League eligibility.

In a statement to the media, Stoney said coaching the club was an honor and that her decision to leave wasn’t easy. Stoney has been with United since 2018.

According to reporting done by The Athletic’s Meg Linehan, Stoney could be on the move — to southern California.

Sources indicate Stoney has been linked to the NWSL’s potential San Diego expansion team. The former Manchester United coach is said to be a favorite for Jill Ellis, who is attached to San Diego as the club’s sporting director.

As for Manchester United, John Murtough, the club’s Football Director, said the organization is still committed to the women’s team and building upon Stoney’s legacy.