Sole women coach in football

Football is a worldwide phenomenon and not just the realm of men anymore. Women’s football has grown massively in recent years and now has resulted in the first woman coach to take charge of a men’s team in the top leagues.

Corinne Diacre is manager of French Ligue 2 team Clermont Foot, recently began her campaign this season in a close tie against Brest; Brest came out eventual winners 2-1 after trailing to Souleymane Sawadogo’s early goal.

Clermont Foot were 14th in the league last season and Corinne, an ex-French international, has big plans for the club and expects improvements to be made. Diacre was a replacement for previous female head coach Helena Costa who cited a lack of professionalism as the reason she had to leave before playing an official match.

However, Diacre seems to have the support of the players, fans and board and hope that it leads to more gender interaction in the sport. 

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