French Club Makes History, Gets Major European League's 1st Female Coach

Helena Costa, who has previously worked with the youth setup at Benfica and has coached women's national teams in Qatar and Iran, will manage French second-division club Clermont.

updated: May 08, 2014 17:02 IST
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Players from French second-division club Clermont welcomed the appointment of Helena Costa, the first woman to coach a men's professional football team in France.

Clermont announced the hiring for next season on Wednesday on its website, adding "this nomination should help Clermont enter into a new era," and that she will work closely with developing the club's youth team players.

The length of the contract and financial terms were not revealed.

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