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England's interim head coach will lead Great Britain's women's team

Wed 10 March 2021 | 11:41

The Olympics gold medal owner, Hege Riise, who has been in charge of the Lionesses since Phil Neville's departure to Inter Miami, will be the head coach of Great Britain's women's football team at the Summer Tokyo Olympics.

Upon the announcement, Riise said: “I know first-hand as a former player just how huge the Olympics are as a tournament and I am enormously proud to have this opportunity to lead the GB squad into the Games.

"We will go there to give everything we have to be successful and I hope we can also use the power of the Games to help women’s football continue to grow in popularity."

Baroness Sue Campbell, the Football Association's director of women’s football, added: “We could not have been more impressed with the impact that Hege and Rhian have had in such a short space of time with England Women, particularly during our recent international camp at St George’s Park. I am in no doubt that their Olympic experience and management expertise will provide the squad with the best possible opportunity to succeed at the Tokyo Games."

Campbell confirmed in February that a long list of around 50 players, including players from England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, are in contention for the Team GB squad. The final list of 18 players who will go to Tokyo will be decided in "probably April or May time".


source: SportMob