Head Coach of Arsenal Women FC, Joe Montemurro, along with the North London club, has confirmed he will be leaving his position at the Gunners at the end of the season after three-and-a-half years in the role.
Montemurro ended Arsenal’s seven-year wait for a Women’s Super League title in 2019, reached four Cup finals and won one of those – the League Cup in 2018, as well as the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter final during his spell with the club.
“This has been the hardest professional decision of my life, as I absolutely love this job and this club,” Montemurro said while confirming news of his impending exit from the Gunners which he joined in November 2017 from Australian club, Melbourne City.
He added, “My focus now is helping the team to complete the season strongly and finishing as high as possible in the WSL, leaving the club in good shape for the future.”
Arsenal chief executive, Vinai Venkatesham, said, “Joe has made a huge impact during his time with us and we look forward to building on his legacy and taking the club to more success in the future.”
Venkatesham added, “The women’s game is entering an exciting new era and thanks to Joe’s outstanding work, Arsenal is well placed to be as much a force in the future as it has been in the past.”
Montemurro will leave the club on May 31, 2021, with the club stating a search for his successor begins immediately.