Renee Slegers appointed Arsenal Women’s assistant coach

Arsenal Women's new assistant coach, Renee Slegers
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Arsenal FC Women have appointed 34-year-old former Netherlands international Renee Slegers as their new assistant coach.

She joins the Gunners following a two-year spell as head coach of Rosengard, where she succeeded Jonas Eidevall and led the team to back-to-back Swedish league titles.

A former youth academy player at Arsenal, Slegers went on to play professionally at Willem II, Djurgårdens and Linkoping, while earning won 55 caps for her country.

Slegers told “It’s fantastic to be coming back to Arsenal as an assistant coach. I talked to Jonas and he told me about the club and what he’s building – and when you look at the squad and the facilities, it’s fantastic to be here.

“I’ve worked with Jonas before and I know what he’s looking to create here. I’m really excited to contribute and I can’t wait to get to work with the players and staff.”

Head of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley said: “We are delighted to bring Renee to the club and believe she will be a valuable addition to our coaching staff, working under our head coach Jonas.

“Renee is a highly respected coach and has title-winning experience at Rosengard in Sweden, while we are also pleased to welcome her back to Arsenal following her time in our youth academy at the start of her playing career.”

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