• Home
  • /
  • Football
  • /
  • Former Celtic Scout Becomes First Woman To Manage A Major European Football Team

Former Celtic Scout Becomes First Woman To Manage A Major European Football Team

Former Celtic Scout Becomes First Woman To Manage A Major European Football Team
By Mark Farrelly

Portugese woman Helena Costa has become the first woman to take charge of a major European men's football team, after being appointed as head coach of Clermont Foot in Ligue 2.

The former Celtic scout has been manager of the Iran women's team since 2012. She has an impressive CV, having been a youth coach at Benfica for seven years before successful stints in charge of Portuguese lower league team Cheleirense and the Qatar women's team.

Speaking about the announcement, Clermont Foot said 'It should help the club enter a new era.'

According to the BBC, Costa is the highest profile appointment of a female coach since Carolina Morace took charge of Italian Serie C1 team Viterbese for two matches in 1999.

Advertisement
Join The Monday Club Have a tip or something brilliant you wanted to share on? We're looking for loyal Balls readers free-to-join members club where top tipsters can win prizes and Balls merchandise

Processing your request...

You are subscribed now!

Copyright © 2022. All rights reserved. Developed by Square1 and powered by PublisherPlus.com

Advertisement