Tag Archives: Helena Costa

History Continues To Be Made

16 Jun

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(Lozil says: “hopechaser has been sending me posts over the couple of days but I haven’t had time to get them on the blog – Mea culpa!”)

How did I miss this news?! Back in April, Hong Kong’s Eastern won their first national club title in 21 years. The history part? It was a 27-year old female who coached them to the title. Booyah Chan Yuen-ting! Continue reading

Victory (And History)…

15 Sep

Photo 1I was pretty excited when Clermont, in France’s Ligue 2, named a female coach to their first team. It was originally Helena Costa, but she resigned before ever taking the reins in a competitive match. Her reasoning is disappointing (read about here) but she was replaced by another female coach, Corinne Diacre. Continue reading

Mazel Tov! Helena Costa Becomes Coach of Clermont Foot 63

9 May

article-0-1DA4607600000578-764_306x423Wonderful news! Helena Costa has been chosen to coach Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot 63. She’s an accomplished coach who has, among other things, managed the women’s national teams of Qatar & Iran, Benfica’s boys’ youth teams (for 13 years) and acted as a scout for SPL side Celtic. While she is the first woman to coach a European professional team, Helena also coached a men’s team on the regional level, just like Tihana Nemčić did in the Croatian 5th division. Read more about her journey here:  1  2  3   I’m side eyeing the hell out of the Daily Fail for leading with the “Jose Mourinho in a petticoat” line. Ugh. But this a very welcome change. I can’t wait to see her kick some ass.

– Lozil