Celtic announce Fran Alonso as new women's team boss

By Connor Gordon

January 15, 2020

Celtic revealed last night that Fran Alonso is going to be the new boss of the club’s women’s team. The Spaniard joins the Hoops having left Lewes FC Women yesterday afternoon. [club site]

Alonso takes over Eddie Woleki Black who has since rejoined Motherwell ladies as boss. Alonso comes with a massive pedigree which is key as the team is undergoing a massive revamp.

Let’s see if the club will continue to flex its muscles in the transfer market for the female side.

Celtic announce Fran Alonso signing for women’s team

This year is a major one for the Hoops women’s team as they are now a professional outfit. The Celts have joined bitter rivals Rangers in the change which will see the club aim for title glory.

Celtic have started fantastically in showing their mite by going after Alonso as new Head Coach. Alonso has a good reputation in the men’s game and the Hoops move is another step up in the female game.

New Celtic womens boss Fran Alonso worked with Mauricio Pochettino. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

The Spaniard was a former first team assistant coach with Southampton and Everton. He has worked with Ronald Koeman and Mauricio Pochettino where he continued learning the game.

Alonso told the Celtic site: “When Celtic want you, you can’t say no.

“It is one of the world’s truly great football clubs and one I know which has made a huge commitment to developing its women’s team.

Spaniard was Ronald Koeman’s assistant at Everton. (Photo by Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images)

“Celtic is about passion, heart and soul, about the love of great attacking football and about a great family spirit and that is what attracted me to this role.”

Club Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said that the new boss had “real pedigree” for the role.

Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell backs Fran Alonso. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The club also told fans that a number of the current players have signed up for professional deals for next season. More signings including amateurs and apprentices will also be announced in the “coming weeks.”

The women’s season kicks off with a League Cup tie in early February after the squad return from a mid-January break in Spain.