Arsenal Women boss Joe Montemurro has confirmed he’ll leave the north London membership on the end of the season.
The 51-year-old Australian has been in post since November 2017 and has guided the Gunners to the 2018-19 Women’s Tremendous League title – his tenure has additionally included winning the Continental League Cup in 2018.
Arsenal said in an announcement on their official web site that Montemurro, whose side is at the moment fourth within the WSL table, has “determined to take an expert break to recharge and dedicate extra time to spending along with his household”.
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Montemurro said: “My three and a half years at Arsenal have been a great journey, the spotlight of my teaching career.
“I’ve had the chance to work with and study from a number of the best within the business on and off the field.
“This has been the toughest skilled decision of my life, as a result of I really like this job and this membership, the membership I’ve supported all my life. I’m extraordinarily grateful to the membership for his or her unstinting help throughout my time right here and for understanding and respecting my decision.
“I’ve had a great time right here at Arsenal and am pleased with what we’ve got achieved. I need to thank all of the followers, players, employees and the membership. This membership has at all times been a leader in ladies’s football and I’ll take it to the subsequent level as I watch as a passionate and enduring fan.
“My focus now could be to assist the team finish the season sturdy and finish as excessive as doable within the WSL, leaving the membership in good condition for the future.”
Arsenal are three points behind third-placed Manchester United with a recreation in hand and a considerably greater goal distinction because the golf equipment compete to attain Champions League qualification.
Arsenal chief govt Vinai Venkatesham said: “We’re all disappointed that Joe determined to leave on the end of the season, however we absolutely perceive his causes.
“Joe has made a huge effect throughout his time with us and we glance forward to constructing on his legacy and taking the membership to better success within the future.
“The ladies’s recreation is coming into an thrilling new period and due to Joe’s glorious work, Arsenal are well positioned to be as highly effective a force within the future because it was within the past.”
Arsenal said Montemurro will leave on Might 31 and will instantly start on the lookout for his successor.