Helena Costa, Clermont Foot head coach

Helena Costa has resigned from her post before the new season


Helena Costa the first female football manager to take charge of a men’s team in the top two divisions, has resigned from her post before the new season has even begun. She was officially appointed in charge of Ligue 2 side Clermont on March 22nd 2014 but in a move described as ‘sudden and surprising’, she has resigned before even meeting the players. Some members of the Clermont squad had called the decision to appoint Costa ‘a joke’ at the time, but no official news has been given behind her decision. Clermont’s president Claude Michy told reporters in an official statement that it was a ‘big regret’ to appoint Costa, a former scout at Celtic.


  1. Gina West 8 years ago

    Helena has now released a statement explaining her decision. She says it was not a sudden, surprise decision as Clermont Foot were reporting but in fact a number of reasons which includes lack of respect and amateurism – http://www.womenssoccerunited.com/helena-costa-explained-reasons-early-departure-french-mens-club-clermont-foot/

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    Asa 8 years ago

    Not sure what to make of this news, it all does not add up right. if a stunt it was a sick one. Will judge when she tells her side of the story

  3. Gina West 8 years ago

    Was it just a publicity stunt? Shame if it was…

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