Arsenal Women announce Joe Montemurro departure

Joe Montemurro will leave Arsenal Women at the end of the current season, the club have announced.

The 51-year-old has been in charge since late 2017 and won the WSL title in 2019 and the League Cup a year earlier.

However, he has decided to step away in order to recharge his batteries and spend more time with his family.

“My three-and-a-half years at Arsenal have been a fantastic adventure, the highlight of my coaching career,” he told the club’s official website.

“This has been the hardest professional decision of my life, as I absolutely love this job and this club, the club I have supported all my life. I’m hugely grateful to the club for their unrelenting support during my time here and in understanding and respecting my decision. 

“I’ve had a fantastic time here at Arsenal and I am proud of what we have achieved. I must thank all the fans, players, staff and the club. This club has always been a leader in women’s football and I will be cheering us on to the next level as I watch as a passionate and enduring fan.

“My focus now is helping the team to complete the season strongly and finishing as high as possible in the WSL, leaving the club in good shape for the future.”

The club have confirmed that they will begin the search for Montemurro’s replacement with immediate effect.

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