Lewes FC Women appoint Fran Alonso as manager

Fran Alonso. (Photo: lewesfc.com)

Lewes FC Women has unveiled its new manager as Fran Alonso, who spent a total of six years in the Premier League working for Southampton alongside Mauricio Pochettino and at Everton as assistant coach to Ronald Koeman.

The UEFA ‘A’ licensed Spaniard has also enjoyed coaching spells at Everton Ladies and Southampton Women and most recently as Manager at Liverpool Feds.

Fran told the club’s website: “I am really looking forward to starting my work with the players. I want my players to reach their own full potential. The kind of football I grew up playing and watching and then coaching is possession-based and attacking. For me, there are no limits for this club.”

Head of Football Stuart Fuller added: “We were fortunate to interview some of the best male and female coaches around. But when we met Fran, we knew this was someone who had all the attributes and passion we’ll need to take this team to the top of the game.”

Lewes FC Women’s next match is away to Leicester City on January 6th. The first home match for Fran will be against London Bees on Sunday 27th January.