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.
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