Angel City FC announced on Wednesday they have appointed Angela Hucles Mangano to be vice president of player development and operations.
She will serve alongside sporting director Eni Aluko, with Hucles Mangano “work[ing] alongside Aluko managing all the team needs including creating a player wellness and development program, identifying and securing a practice facility, securing player housing and travel, and organizing all non-NWSL friendly matches,” according to a club release.
“I was so honored to be asked to be part of the founding investor group, and when I started to get a broader understanding of the people that make up ACFC and their commitment to making an impact, I knew I wanted to get more involved in the day-to-day,” said Hucles Mangano. “When team president Julie Uhrman approached me about helping set up our player ops and development program, with a focus on the whole person, I jumped at the chance. This is a dream job that I didn’t even know existed and I can’t wait to get started.”
Hucles Mangano is a former professional player, having featured in both WUSA and WPS with the Boston Breakers. The midfielder, a Virginia product, played for the U.S. Women’s National Team from 2002-09, and won two Olympic gold medals and was rostered for two World Cups in that span.
Since retiring as a player in 2009, Hucles Mangano has worked extensively on television and has worked in the non-profit and community initiative space on a variety of topics.
Hucles Mangano is also a founding investor of Angel City FC, and has been one of the most visible of that group in the run-up to the launch of the team in 2022, featuring regularly on panel discussions and helping to get the word out about the club. Given her enthusiasm for the new club and her past experience as an elite player, this appointment makes considerable sense. Best of luck to her as she embarks on the new role.
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