Clermont Foot 63 name Helena Costa as new head coach

French second division club Clermont Foot 63 have named Helena Costa as new head coach.

French second division club Clermont Foot 63 have named Helena Costa as new head coach.

Costa, 36, trained with Benfica before coaching the women's national sides in Qatar and Iran. She has also worked as a scout for Scottish champions Celtic and top clubs in Spain and Portugal.

"Clermont Foot 63 has chosen Helena Costa to be our new coach," read a statement.

"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."

Aston Villa midfielder Yacouba Sylla moved from Clermont Foot 18 months ago.

 
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