Helena Costa, Clermont Foot head coach

Helena Costa is to become the highest-profile female manager of a European men’s team after being appointed as head coach of Clermont Foot in France.

The appointment was announced on Clermont’s website confirming that Helena will be introduced to the media after the current season’s final fixtures have completed.

The statement read: “Clermont Foot 63 has chosen Helena Costa to be our new coach, Helena Costa came through the ranks at Benfica before taking charge of the women’s teams at Odivelas, then the national teams of Qatar and Iran, in addition to working as a scout for Celtic. This appointment will allow Clermont Foot 63 to begin a new era, relying on a group of 17 players currently under contract, which will be added young players from the club.”

Clermont are currently positioned 14th in Ligue 2 with two matches to go. The club are looking forward to seeing what changes Costa will implement in the summer.

What are your views? Leave your comments below

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    WSU 6 years ago

    Here are some photos of Helena Costa in her role as Iran Women’s National Team head coach – http://www.womenssoccerunited.com/members/admin/media/1673/

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    WSU 6 years ago

    I really hope she does well. She will have a lot of added pressure and criticism – also there will be those who just will not accept this appointment.

  3. Mia Mon 6 years ago

    hahaha, she is the same coach that the Philippine WNT encountered at the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers 2 years ago (or was it last year). she was the coach of the Iran national team back then. hmm, i wonder what happened.

  4. Gina West 6 years ago

    Congratulations Helena, wishing lots of luck and success in your new role.
    Great achievement to be the first professional football team to be managed by a woman in France, I wonder if more will follow…

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