Elena Sadiku appointed Celtic FC Women’s new head coach

Celtic FC Women appoint Elena Sadiku their new head coach
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Elena Sadiku has been appointed as the new head coach of Celtic FC Women on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Elena will start in the new role on Monday, with David Haley – who will continue in the role of Assistant Manager – taking charge of the team for Sunday’s home match against Montrose.

Elena joins Celtic from her role as Head Coach of Everton’s WSL Academy and was a player at Rosengård, Kristianstad, Eskilstuna United and Hammarby, before injury forced early retirement.

Sadiku told celticfc.com: “This is such a great day for me and my family, to join a club of Celtic’s standing and stature at such an exciting time for our women’s team.

‘It is a real honour to be given this wonderful opportunity and I can’t wait to get started, particularly with so many important games coming up.’

“The league in Scotland has really developed in the last few years and I’ve seen that the team at Celtic have had great success.

“My role now is to continue this, working for and with the players to achieve greater success in terms of the league and European competitions in particular.”

Michael Nicholson, Celtic’s Chief Executive added: “Following an extensive process, Elena was identified as an outstanding appointment and someone who has the experience and profile to both deliver on the field for Celtic and also to oversee our wider development as we strive to take our women’s team forward.’

“Elena has worked across Europe and beyond in a variety of roles and in different environments and we are sure Celtic will benefit from these experiences.”

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