In his first season as manager, Paul Konchesky wants to raise West Ham United Women’s Women’s Super League standing.
Since taking over as manager of the Hammers in May, Konchesky has earned three points in his first two games.
In his second game, he defeated Everton 1-0 before losing to Manchester United the following weekend by a score of 2-0.
Following a sixth-place finish the previous year, Konchesky knows it would be difficult this year, but he views it as his goal to outperform what they accomplished under Olli Harder. Emma Hayes’ Chelsea is the next opponent on Wednesday night. Since I stopped playing, becoming a manager has always been my goal, Konchesky told The Athletic. “It certainly came sooner than I anticipated, but I’m here now, and I want to give this club everything I’ve got. We’ll hopefully demonstrate that this season. I want to move the women forward and toward our desired state. The issues I have with the club are personal.
“It would be a huge bonus if we could go better than last year. We did incredibly well in the league and the cups, so if we can build on that, we’ll have another prosperous season. Every team makes an investment in the WSL, thus it helps with the investment.
“It will always be more difficult, but it’s not always about having the best players; it’s about your squad and who you have on it. We’re committed to working with the talented group of females we have here.