Sonia Bompastor confirmed as Chelsea Women’s new head coach

Sonia Bompastor
Sonia Bompastor during a UWCL quarter-final tie between Chelsea and Lyon. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Chelsea have confirmed that Sonia Bompastor will become their new head coach on 1 July, signing a four-year contract following her three-year spell with Lyon.

She led Lyon to the Division 1 Feminine title in the last three seasons, has won the UEFA Women’s Champions League as both a player and a head coach.

Following Bompastor to Chelsea will be her assistants from Lyon; Camille Abily and Theo Rivrin.

Paul Green, general manager, told ‘The sporting directors and I conducted a thorough and considered recruitment process to identify Emma’s successor. Sonia’s vision, coaching philosophy and winning mentality made her the outstanding candidate.

‘She is a world-class coach with a proven track record of success on the biggest stages that will instantly command respect from the dressing room.”

Bompastor said: “I am incredibly grateful to join Chelsea Football Club as the head coach of the women’s team. It is an institution in English football. I will give my all to this new project to meet the ambitions of the club, the staff and the players.

‘I hope to live up to Emma [Hayes]’s legacy and continue the work that has been done in recent years. Let the adventure begin.”

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