The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has appointed Montse Tomé as the first female head coach of the Spanish women’s national team. Tomé, who was previously the assistant coach, takes over from Jorge Vilda, who was fired in September 2023 following a sexism scandal.
Tome is a former footballer who played for Spain at the 1999 and 2003 World Cups. She has also coached at various levels, including the Spanish U-19 team.
“I am very proud and excited to be appointed as the head coach of the Spanish women’s national team,” Tomé said in a statement. “It is a great responsibility, but I am confident that I can help the team achieve its goals.”
Tome’s first task will be to prepare the team for the upcoming UEFA Women’s Nations League matches against Portugal, Finland, and Denmark. The matches will be played in September 2023.
Tome’s appointment is a significant moment for women’s football in Spain. She is the first woman to coach the senior national team, and her appointment is a sign of progress in the sport.
Tome is a qualified and experienced coach, and she has the support of the RFEF. She is well-placed to lead the Spanish women’s national team to success.
In a statement, the RFEF said that Tomé was appointed “after a rigorous selection process” and that she was “the best candidate to lead the team.”
The appointment of Tomé is a positive step for women’s football in Spain. It shows that the RFEF is committed to gender equality in the sport, and it sends a message to young girls that they can achieve their dreams.