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Ex-Arsenal manager Joe Montemurro has been appointed as the new head coach of Division 1 Féminine club Olympique Lyonnais, signing a contract until 2026.

Montemurro succeeds Sonia Bompastor, who left her position last month to join Chelsea.

The 54-year-old Australian manager enjoyed a successful tenure in North London from 2017 to 2021, during which he led Arsenal to victories in the League Cup and Women’s Super League.

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For the past three years, Montemurro has been at the helm of Juventus Women in Serie A, where he won the league title in the 2021/22 season, along with two Coppa Italia and Italian Super Cup trophies.

Montemurro expressed his excitement about the new role, stating: “I am extremely honoured to be part of such an exceptional organisation as Olympique Lyonnais, the world leader in women’s football.

”When I think of Lyon, I think of high-level professionalism and excellence.”

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By Emilie Mwanza

Founder of Beyond The 90. Trainee multimedia journalist based in Preston.