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Ward named Manager of the Month

8 April 2019

Carla Ward has been named FA Women's Championship Manager of the Month for March, in association with the League Managers Association, who presented her with the award.

Ward and her team earned the maximum nine points, with victories over Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City, moving United into 5th place in the Championship.

Upon receiving her Thomas Lyte trophy, Ward remarked: "A few months ago, we set targets as to what we wanted to achieve in the final games of the season. To get nine points from nine has been excellent, and it's a credit to the group because they've been outstanding.

"I'm delighted to collect the award on behalf of the squad and the whole club - it is a team effort.

"Hopefully we can take our March form into the remainder of the campaign."

On the Blades performance during March, Chair of the LMA panel Spacey-Cale said: "Sheffield United's perfect month included two difficult away wins, most notably defeating title-challengers Tottenham Hotspur.

"If they continue to improve in this manner they have a great chance of finishing the season strongly, in the top half of the league."

The LMA panel for the monthly awards involves four highly experienced individuals with specialist knowledge of the women's game and football management, including Marieanne Spacey-Cale (LMA Member and Southampton FC Head of Girls and Women's Football/Head Coach), Alex Scott (Ex-England International and football broadcaster), Jen O'Neill (Editor of She Kicks - women's football magazine) and Alan Curbishley (LMA Board Member and LMA Manager of the Year 1999/2000).

Each winning manager receives a crystal trophy courtesy of Thomas Lyte, appointed a Royal Warrant as goldsmiths and silversmiths to Her Majesty the Queen.

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