Charlton Athletic Women have appointed former player Karen Hills as head coach and she will lead the club in preparing to go full time from July.
Hills, who played for the Addicks for six years up to 2007, had been joint head coach at Spurs for over a decade until her departure a few months ago.
Addicks owner Thomas Sandgaard told cafcwomen.co.uk: “I am delighted we have been able to appoint someone of Karen’s experience and pedigree. She has a great history with our club from her playing days and managed the transition to full-time at Tottenham Hotspur excellently. Our ambition is for Charlton to be challenging in that top tier of the FA Women’s Super League and I am looking forward to watching the team grow.”
Hills said: “I am looking forward to adding my experience and knowledge to what is already a great staff and a fantastic group of players here are the group. We are looking to build something special with Charlton and I can’t wait to get started.”
The current coaching staff, led by Riteesh Mishra, remains in place.