Casablanca - For most men it is still an odd event: a women coaches an all-male team in professional soccer.
Casablanca – For most men it is still an odd event: a women coaches an all-male team in professional soccer.
The 40-year-old Corinne Diacre is expected to bring France’s soccer team, Clermont Foot 63 far forward.
Corinne Diacre, has signed a two-year contract with Clermont Foot, in France’s Ligue 2.
Corinne Diacre is a former French national player, who is known to be one of France’s most successful female soccer players with 112 national games. She took over as Clermont Foot’s coach in June after Helena Costa dropped her position as a coach for only four weeks for personal reasons.
Although, Clermont Foot 63 was defeated with 2-1 at the hands of Brest during Corinne Diacre’s first official game as a coach, fans and players remain supportive of the new female coach.
“It’s never nice to lose, that’s obvious (…) But Brest played well. We made a couple of mistakes for their goals. But we did good things too, which is a good sign for the future. You can’t ignore Clermont this season,” she was quoted by The Guardian as saying.