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Eniola Aluko Appointed Angel City FC First Sporting Director

Eniola Aluko Appointed Angel City FC First Sporting Director

England legend brings a wealth of professional experience and joins
following a successful tenure as Director of Women’s Football at
English side Aston Villa FC

Professional women’s soccer club,
Angel City Football Club, today announces the appointment of former England, Chelsea FC and Juventus international, Eniola Aluko, as the club’s first-ever Sporting Director.

Aluko will play an integral role in the continued development of Angel
City FC with a focus on setting the course for the club’s culture,
gameplay philosophy and principles ahead of the team taking the pitch in
the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) in 2022.

As Sporting
Director, Aluko will lead roster management, the club’s recruitment
strategy, oversee player and technical staff development, and act as the NWSL liaison in regards to compliance and administration.

Prior to her successful tenure as Director of Women’s Football at Aston Villa FC, where she oversaw the club’s first season in England’s
top-flight competition, Aluko qualified as a lawyer and, since retirement in 2020, has made regular television appearances as a highly-regarded soccer expert.

One of England’s greatest ever players, Aluko won 102 international
caps, played at three FIFA Women’s World Cups, two UEFA Women’s Euro
competitions and represented Great Britain at the London 2012 Summer

Her impressive club career also saw her play for Europe’s
top sides including Chelsea FC and Italy’s Juventus and Women’s
Professional League clubs in the US with St. Louis Athletica, Atlanta
Beat and Sky Blue FC.

Newly appointed Angel City Football Club Sporting Director and former
England international, Eniola Aluko, said:

“This is an incredible opportunity to help write Angel City’s first
chapter and to build a team that is people-focused and admired by
players and fans all over the world. I have no doubt the club will be a
trailblazer, not just in the NWSL and women’s soccer, but for sports
clubs globally. As a former player, the club’s determination to make
an impact both on the field and in the community is something that I
fully support, and I can’t wait to get started. I am thrilled to join
a fantastic female led ownership group, many of whom I have admired and been inspired by from a young age.”

“Appointing Eniola Aluko, a world-renowned international soccer player
with extensive experience in technical positions, is a landmark moment for us,” said Julie Uhrman, Founder and President, Angel City FC.

“She personifies the values of our club, and shares our passion to
challenge the status quo, push boundaries and try new things. We have been a fan of Eni’s for many years now and to be able to see her bring her winning spirit, dedication and experience to ACFC is as real as it gets. This is a huge milestone in our journey, and we could not be more excited to welcome her to the team.”

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  • Oakfield 4 weeks ago

    I thought some lazy folks said it was hard to get top managerial jobs in europe citing racism???? We have a lot of good for nothing lazy ex internationals loafing around whilst preying on rohr’s job ( food is ready job). Shameless idiots. Congrats to you, Aluko biko, Show them the way.

    • Stop saying what you dont no, how many africans you see coaching in europe? Is easy to write rubbish here from inside your room, but you cant change the reality on groud, how can you called an ex international lazy? Can you play football?

      • Oakfield 4 weeks ago

        Make dem go get a job nah even if say na for nigeria if they are not lazy. All of them are waiting for food is ready kind of job, preying on another man’s job like hungry vultures. Ndubuisi Egbo, sodje, Toure brothers, aluko etc are all doing it in Europe and you’re here talking like person wey smoke expired weed. Tell me if there is racisim in Nigeria if they can’t get a job with one of npfl clubs in Nigeria. Ewu

  • Eldridge Cleaver 4 weeks ago

    Ndi it is difficult for black coaches to get a job in Europe. Ngwa you don’t need coaching experience to become the coach of your national team. Come and see o! Is Eniola white? Fa fa fa fowl! Ngwa answer now. Somebody don mess, make I comot here quickly.

    • Stop thinking like a child how many africans or ex international coaching in europe, is all part of racism maybe because you have not experience it that is why you are talking rubbish here.

  • You are not looking at the reality on ground she is british not an african black bro.yes it is hard for black coaches especially those with african passport to coach in europe that is the facts.

    • Oakfield 4 weeks ago

      Lol…. Chai see reasoning. If she is not black then what is she in your eyes????? Caucasian black??? Lol So, all these English black players that are racially abused are not black abi. Stop smoking expired weed, it’s not good for your health biko. Lol.. Just imagine!!