Leicester City have sacked Jonathan Morgan from his role as Women’s manager following a disappointing start to the 2021-22 season.
Having won promotion from FA Women’s Championship last season, Leicester have failed to pick up a single point in the Women’s Super League this season after eight matches with 19 goals conceded compared to just three goals scored by the Foxes.
The decision has therefore been made to relieve Morgan of his duties as the club placed their thanks on record to Morgan ‘for everything he has helped the Club to achieve during his time as manager, which included promotion to the FA Women’s Super League as FA Women’s Championship winners.’
Club bosses also confirmed that Assistant Manager, Michael Makoni and First Team Coach, Holly Morgan – who is Jonathan’s sister, have also departed ‘with the Club’s best wishes for their future careers.’
Leicester went on to praise all three coaches for their ‘important role’ in helping to develop the club in recent seasons, especially following the decision to go professional last season after being brought by King Power in August 2020.
Jonathan who had signed a new contract in July has in addition released a farewell statement which read: “This Club has been part of mine and my family’s life for 12 years from when my sister Holly Morgan joined as a young player.
“To have taken Leicester from the Midlands Division 1 to a FAWSL club gives me nothing but pride. Earning promotion last season in the manner we did will always be a memory I can share with the fans and the city.
“This season has been disappointing, with injuries contributing to a difficult start, but we haven’t achieved the results we had hoped for.
“I wish the Club, the staff and the players my very best.”
Leicester legend and former England international, Emile Heskey will now take charge of the club’s preparations for their Continental League Cup tie against Manchester United on Sunday 5 December whilst the search for a new manager is underway.