Brian Sorensen to become Everton Women’s new manager

Everton Women's new manager, Brian Sorensen
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Everton has reached an agreement for Brian Sorensen to become their new Women’s manager ahead of the 2022/23 season, with the Dane signing an initial two-year contract with the Blues.

Sorensen will take up his position with Everton this summer, from Fortuna Hjorring, where during two stints at the Danish club, he has won two league titles, a domestic cup and established Fortuna as regulars in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Sorensen’s CV also includes a further two domestic cup triumphs during spells with Danish sides IK Skovbakken and FC Nordsjaelland.

The 41-year-old, a UEFA Pro Licence coach since 2015, arrives at Everton with a reputation for developing young talent and forming tight-knit squads, founded on supportive and driven cultures.

Sorensen said: “I’m extremely excited to join Everton. It is one of the historic clubs in women’s football and our backgrounds fit nicely, with common values, work ethic and ambitions.

“Having studied the squad in depth during this process, I feel there is massive potential, with players capable of making an impact on the biggest stages.

“I’m very thankful to Fortuna Hjorring for our journey together and their support for this opportunity – and I now look forward to meeting with the Everton staff and players next week on Merseyside and getting to work on preparations for next season.”

Everton Women Managing Director, Alan McTavish, who led on the recruitment process alongside Director of Football, Kevin Thelwell, said: “We are delighted to welcome Brian to the Club.

“Throughout the process to appoint a new manager there has been considerable interest in the role and after a great deal of consideration, we are confident we have found the best person to lead the team into next season and beyond.

“Brian was the outstanding candidate from a very strong field, and he is a proven winner.

“His vision for the team, along with his ambition and drive to move Everton Women forward, impressed us throughout the interview process.

“We look forward to Brian joining the Club in the summer and getting started on our work together ahead of the 2022/23 season.”

Chris Roberts and Claire Ditchburn will continue to take interim charge of Everton Women for the remainder of this season.

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