Everton Women have appointed former Lyon boss Jean-Luc Vasseur as manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
Vasseur won the 2020 FIFA World Women’s Coach of the Year award, led Lyon to Champions League, as well as a clean sweep of domestic honours.
He told evertontv: “I’ve come here to write new history with Everton and to win titles.
“We have a lot of talent and resources so I think there is good capacity to improve.
“I have the ambition to build a team that can achieve Champions League qualification.
“We have to be patient and fight to win.”
Everton Women Sporting and Commercial Director Ismailov told evertonfc.com:
“He is a perfect candidate for us,” Ismailov said.
“He has worked in women’s and men’s football and has been successful in both. He has a great knowledge of the game and vast experience in different types of environments.
“We wanted a proven winner and he has won numerous titles.”