Yeovil Town appoint Female Manager
Yeovil Town have become the first club in English football to appoint a woman as manager as the club appointed Alicia Luxon as their manager. The news came through the clubs Twitter as they announced, "We're proud to welcome @AliciaLuxon29 as manager this morning on a one year contract, she'll become the first female to manage in English football."
Luxon will be the second female to manage a club in world football as Helena Costa took over at Clermont Foot in June 2014 however left the club after just a month due to "total amateurism" and "respect for the club" as she stated on the clubs website. Yeovil made a later quote on Twitter saying, "It's fantastic to be able to bring in a female manager - Football is a sport for both genders and we want to see more girls in football, it'll be fantastic for the sport, we're all equal."
There has been an outburst of support on all social media for Bolton born Luxon, with pros such as Jamie Carragher tweeting "Great to see a woman step into management, hopefully this will be the beginning of more women coming into the game." Jamie Redknapp also made a comment of, "Best of luck to the new manager of Yeovil, it's a refreshing sight to see a woman come into the game and again, best of luck to her."
Yeovil, who were relegated to League Two last season after finishing bottom of League One last season meaning they suffered back-to-back relegations, are looking to submit a challenge for promotion in order to "get back to where they belong" chairman John Fry said.
-Yeovil whilst in the Championship celebrating an opening day win to Millwall-
"It was utterly disappointing to be relegated again last season because it was amazing to be in the Championship, for a little club like us to be at those heights was fantastic and it shown that money doesn't buy it all. Now we just want to get the fans hearts back and get back into League One because you never know, it could happen again." He went onto say, "We've invested well and I believe in the new manager and the players to get us up. The quality is there, now we just need to deliver."