Aston Villa Women appoint former Leverkusen and Twente boss

Aston Villa Women;'s  new manager, Robert de Pauw
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Robert de Pauw has joined Aston Villa Women as their new manager on a three-year deal, with the option of a further year.

The 42-year-old Dutchman makes the move from Bayer Leverkusen, with whom he spent two years, previously having led FC Twente to a League and Cup double.

Head of Women’s Football, Lee Billiard told “After an extremely methodical and extensive managerial search, we are delighted to welcome Robert to Aston Villa Football Club.”

“The process we used in order to find the best fit for the managerial position took some time and included a thorough search of the best leagues in women’s football.”

“We considered all aspects from coaching philosophies, development of teams over a period of time and, of course, development of players.”

“This detailed procedure led us to Robert, who we know has a clear philosophy and has an insatiable hunger to implement a winning culture at the football club.”

“His development of senior players and younger players, both domestically and internationally, speaks for itself and we are excited to see him get started.”

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