PHIL NEVILLE is on the lookout for a new No2 after Rehanne Skinner was announced as Tottenham Women’s boss.
It comes on the same day that Spurs sacked head coaches Juan Amoros and Karen Hills, while West Ham parted ways with boss Matt Beard.
Rehanne Skinner has been named as Tottenham Women’s new managerCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The FA is set to announce the Lionesses’ new assistant coach at a later date.
Skinner co-founded Leicester City Women’s Football Club, taking on a coaching role where she secured four consecutive promotions.
She moved to Arsenal in 2010 and enjoyed a three-year stint as assistant coach, lifting two WSL trophies, two League Cups, and one FA Cup.
She said: “I have really enjoyed my time at The FA, working alongside some wonderfully talented people and with players who have done so much to put women’s football and our England teams in the spotlight.
“It will be very hard to leave but I will always have such fond memories of my ten years working with England teams.”
The surprise sacking of Juan Amoros and Karen Hills comes just two months after the North London giants renewed their contracts until 2022.
But Spurs have failed to pick up a win this term, leaving them second from bottom in the table, despite landing stellar summer signing, Alex Morgan.
Hills arrived at Tottenham in 2007 – when the side was completely amateur – and has overseen the club’s meteoric rise through the women’s football pyramid.
Alex Morgan and her Tottenham team-mates have yet to win a game in the league this term
She has been at the helm for THREE promotions in the space of five years.
Amoros arrived to work alongside her in 2011 and together they lead the club to its historic admittance into the top flight at the start of the 2019-2020 season.
The club said: “This decision has not been taken lightly and has been made in the best interests of the team, with the belief that a fresh approach will offer renewed impetus as we seek to continue our upward trajectory and positive growth.”
Hammers skipper Gilly Flaherty paid an emotional tribute to Beard for saving her from one of the ‘lowest spells’ of her career, after he left the club by mutual consent on Thursday.
He arrived in 2018 and guided the East Londoners to the FA Cup final at Wembley last summer.
But they have mustered just one win out of seven in the league this term, including a 9-1 demolition by Arsenal at the start of the campaign.
Flaherty, said: “Leading West Ham women out at Wembley with Matt Beard will always be one of my favorite memories for so many reasons.
“No longer my manager but always my family. Thank you for everything Beardy. You saved me from one of my lowest spells of my career and I’ll never forget it.”
The club revealed they are already in the process of recruiting a new manager ‘to take West Ham Women’s team forward’.
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