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Celtic Appoint NGS client Fran Alonso As New Women's Head Coach

Celtic Football Club is delighted to announce that is has appointed Fran Alonso as the new Head Coach of it's women's team.

Fran has huge top level football experience having been Ronald Koeman's first team assistant at Everton in the English Premier League and Mauricio Pochettino's technical coach at Southampton F.C.

Fran joins from Lewes FC Women in England, where he has been Head Coach for the past year, leading the club in the FA Women's Championship in England.

Today's announcement follows the hugely exciting news that Celtic's women's team has a new professional status with significant investment made by the club.

Fran Alonso said - "When Celtic want you, you can't say no. It is one of the world's truly great football clubs and one I know which has made a huge commitment to developing it's women's team. Celtic is about passion, heart and soul, about the love of great attacking football and about a great family spirit and that is what attracted me to this role. I know the team are very together, focussed on the future and focused on improving and committed to working hard to achieve our objectives. I also know that Celtic has real ambition and purpose around it's women's team and I wanted to be a major part of that."

Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said: "We are really pleased to have been able to secure Fran as our new Head Coach and we look forward to working with him. Everyone at Celtic is delighted to welcome Fran to the club. We know he has real pedigree as a coach and we are sure he will make a real positive difference within our new exciting structure."

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