Jonathan Morgan

Morgan Thrilled To Continue The Journey

Jonathan Morgan expressed his pride at signing a new contract to remain as LCFC Women manager.
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- LCFC Women manager Jonathan Morgan has agreed a fresh deal to extend his stay at the Football Club
- Morgan has been in charge for the last seven years as the team rose up the divisions to the WSL
- He praised Leicester City’s backing to provide his team with the best possibly platform to be successful
- The challenge of competing in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League this season is one Morgan relishes

City’s long-term manager, who initially took charge of the women’s first team setup in 2014, will lead the Club into their maiden campaign in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League in just over a month’s time.

He looks back fondly on what has been achieved up to this point, including last season’s historic FA Women’s Championship title, overseeing a fantastic period in LCFC Women’s history.

“I’m massively pleased,” Morgan told LCFC TV. “After last season, it was a great year, it was a formidable year really for us, we won the league and broke records.

We’re so excited. It’s going to be a very, very big challenge, but it’s a challenge that we’re relishing and a challenge that we’re ready for.

Jonathan Morgan LCFC TV

“For me, there was never a doubt that I wanted to continue the journey into the WSL and I’m just very delighted that we were able to get the deal over the line.

“I’ve immense pride. It’s something that I could only have dreamt of when I first started coaching in the women’s set-up and to go on this journey for seven years and to get this now where we’re in the WSL, it’s something I’m very proud of.

“I’m proud of all the girls, I’m proud of the fans who supported us from a far distance last season and we’re now just looking forward to the journey next year.

“It’s a fairy-tale story going from a non-league team to becoming a professional outfit, to winning the Championship and to now be in the WSL with the likes of Sky now taking such a big interest in the women’s game too.”

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Jonathan Morgan
Jonathan Morgan

Morgan got his hands on the FA Women's Championship trophy following LCFC Women's King Power Stadium debut.

Morgan believes having the elite facility of Belvoir Drive to train and work at every day is making a big difference to the professionalism instilled into the players and coaching staff at all levels, as the Club prepares to venture into the top-flight for the first time.

“It’s massive,” the LCFC Women’s manager explained. “The girls are loving it, the new girls that have come in are loving it and the girls we retained are having a fantastic time.

“It’s just that professionalism that I don’t think you can replicate elsewhere, because this is ours, it’s the women’s, it’s the girls’ set-up. We’ve got our youth set-up coming in here now as well. It’s brilliant.

“To have a fully women’s and girls’ elite facility is something that I think most young girls would only dream of and now for those girls out there it’s a reality at Leicester and something to really aspire to.”

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Morgan Proud But Focused On Next Challenge

Jonathan Morgan tells LCFC TV everyone is fully focused on the task in hand after signing a new contract as LCFC Women manager.

Looking ahead to the challenge of competing at the highest level, Morgan says all preparation is going into being ready for the opening game on 3-5 September.

He added: “For me, it’s fantastic and the opportunity to work alongside the staff that we have here and to be a part of Leicester City is brilliant and now I just want to focus on next season the best we can.

“We’re so excited. It’s going to be a very, very big challenge, but it’s a challenge that we’re relishing and a challenge that we’re ready for. I think we’ve recruited very well this year and we’ve retained very well.

“All we need to do now is do what we did last year, focus on us, be respectful of all the teams, but not fear anyone and just play our style, which is well underway behind the scenes.”

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