Chelsea Women’s manager Emma Hayes is reportedly on AFC Wimbledon’s shortlist to become their new boss.
Hayes’ managerial pedigree has caught the eye following the Blues’ remarkable Women’ Super League run where they have gone 33 matches undefeated.
And according to the Express, her impressive stint has caught the eye of League One strugglers Wimbledon, though it is believed she is yet to be approached over the vacancy.
Should Hayes take the job, the 44-year-old would become the first woman in history to take charge of a men’s football league side.
Glyn Hodges was sacked by the Dons on Saturday after their 2-0 home defeat to bitter rivals MK Dons.
Hayes’ Chelsea, meanwhile, extended their unbeaten run in the WSL with a comprehensive 4-0 win over London rivals Tottenham.
Melanie Leupolz recorded a brace as she added a second-half penalty to her first-half opener, while Abbie McManus scored an own goal before Sam Kerr headed home seven minutes from half-time.
Despite a strong start from Rehanne Skinner’s Spurs, it was Chelsea who broke the deadlock after 27 minutes as Germany international Leupolz picked out the bottom corner with Ji So-Yun’s assist from 30 yards.
Two minutes later, the Blues were celebrating again as Fran Kirby pounced on a loose pass from opposition goalkeeper Aurora Mikalsen.
Kirby’s low cross into the box found Pernille Harder, whose shot took a heavy deflection from defender McManus, resulting in an own goal for the Manchester United loanee on her Tottenham debut.
Matildas captain Kerr added her ninth league goal of the season after 38 minutes as she got her head onto Harder’s looping cross into the box to make it 3-0 at the break.
Chelsea were awarded a penalty just after the hour mark as defender Kerys Harrop committed handball in the box.
Leupolz stepped up to the spot and calmly slotted the ball past Mikalsen into the left-hand corner to complete the scoring for the reigning WSL champions.