Chelsea is set to appoint Sonia Bompastor, the current Lyon manager, as the successor to Emma Hayes, according to sources. Bompastor, who is under contract with Lyon until 2025, is expected to take over at the end of the season after extensive negotiations between the two clubs.

By the Numbers
  • Emma Hayes has led Chelsea to six WSL titles and five FA Cups since 2012.
  • Chelsea is still in contention for a treble this season, despite a recent loss in the Conti Cup final to Arsenal.
Yes, But

Securing Sonia Bompastor's services has been a challenge for Chelsea due to Lyon's recent takeover by Michele Kang.

State of Play
  • Chelsea is preparing for the departure of Emma Hayes, who will take over as the head coach of the United States Women's National Team.
  • The team is currently second in the WSL, facing Barcelona in the Champions League semifinals, and set to play Manchester United in the FA Cup semifinals.
What's Next

If Chelsea beats Barcelona in the Champions League, they may face Lyon, Bompastor's current team, in the final.

Bottom Line

Chelsea's choice of Sonia Bompastor as Emma Hayes' successor marks a pivotal moment for the club, aiming to continue their success under new leadership amidst ongoing challenges in the competitive landscape of women's football.