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Tottenham Women appoint Lionesses assistant Skinner as new head coach

The announcement comes just hours after coaching duo Karen Hills and Juan Amoros were sacked, with Spurs second from bottom of the Women’s Super League.

Hills had been in charge for 11 years, with Amoros joining in 2011.

Skinner moves to the club having last month been appointed as Phil Neville’s new assistant, having impressed while in charge of the Under-19s and then Under-21s. The Lionesses will announce Skinner’s replacement in due course.

Skinner said: “I am incredibly excited by this opportunity and I would like to thank Phil, Kay Cossington and Sue Campbell for their understanding, and their recognition that this will be a great chance for me to further progress my coaching career.

“I have really enjoyed my time at The FA, working alongside some wonderfully talented people and with players who have done so much to put women’s football and our England teams in the spotlight. It will be very hard to leave but I will always have such fond memories of my ten years working with England teams.”

Kay Cossington, The FA’s head of women’s technical development, said: “I am delighted for Rehanne. While we are sorry to see her leave, we are committed to helping our talented coaches progress in the game.

“This is a brilliant opportunity and I am sure England teams will feel the benefit in the future of having another WSL head coach who understands our commitment to furthering the player pathway and can continue to build on the excellent relationship we enjoy between the domestic and international game.  Meanwhile, it will open up another opportunity for a coach to join Phil’s coaching staff and work around the senior environment.”

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