Following speculation earlier in the week that Orlando Pride coach Marc Skinner may be replacing Casey Stoney at Manchester United, Skinner has now stepped down as the Pride’s coach.

In a release, the team said Skinner is pursuing “a coaching opportunity outside of the National Women’s Soccer League.”

Assistant coach Carl Green will also be leaving after coaching the Pride on Saturday, July 24 against OL Reign. The club’s interim head coach is expected to be announced soon.

Skinner joined the Pride in January 2019, compiling a 9-23-11 record.

So far this season, the Pride are 4-3-4 and currently tied for third in the league standings.