Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Emma Hayes is currently in her second spell as Chelsea Ladies manager
Emma Hayes wants more equality between male and female football managers, the second-highest-paid British female boss.
In the current Women’s Super League season, only Hayes, Birmingham City’s Lee Clark and Bristol City’s Andy Russell are paid more than their male counterparts.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is the highest-paid man in the league.
“It’s an outstanding time to be a football woman, but we need to get paid for it,” Hayes told BBC Sport.
“It was a surprise when I found out, and it should be for any football manager.
“The clubs that pay are probably looking at it that I am a minority, having never done it before.
“What we need to do is get ourselves out there and then a club will make an educated decision as to whether that woman is a good enough manager and would do a good job.”
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pep Guardiola is currently in his second spell as Man City manager
Hayes is currently out of contract with Chelsea and will decide whether to stay in place at Stamford Bridge in the new year, after extending her second spell at the club.
She has two years left on her current deal and says she hopes the club will come to a conclusion and offer her a new contract.
“I would love to stay,” she added. “They [Chelsea] have kept on championing me, the club ethos, and I’ve felt welcomed.
“I’ve loved it here – there’s nothing better than being a Chelsea lady and being part of a family where I’ve been able to coach and develop.”
Hayes takes her second United States Women’s National Team side to London this week – as part of their away tour, they face Arsenal on Sunday before fixtures in Switzerland and on the pitch.