Paul Konchesky had a long and exciting career as a player starting at Charlton, getting his England call up and playing two times for his country from 2003 to 2005. He had a loan spell at Tottenham and from there joined West Ham.
Later a player at Fulham, Liverpool and Leicester, moving on in his later years to QPR and Gillingham and signing for Billericay as a player coach in 2017, experiencing life at the 7th tier of English football, also having a short spell with East Thurrock United before making a return back to Billericay.
He had not marked out a clear future of coaching also running business outside the game, but joined West Ham in a coaching capacity shortly after leaving Billericay in 2017 and since gone from being part time into a role as women assistant and from there taking over the top job in 2022.
We have seen a number of former professional male players taking up the trade of coaching in women football and from there taken steps back in the male game.Embed from Getty Images
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To be successful at WSL level can of course lead to oppertunities as we have seen with Phil Neville going from being national coach of England women to become boss at MLS club Inter Miami.
The mecanisms are the same and the way of making a win possible and tactical knowledge has no difference, and as we have seen in the later years also pressure of results being more and more evident.
Paul Konchesky has this season made sure West Ham also next season will play in the WSL top tier, still having two games left playing his former clubs Leicester (A) and Tottenham (H).
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