Arsenal Women manager Joe Montemurro has been granted personal leave to return to his native Australia for personal reasons. He will be home for an unspecified period, during which time the team will be taken by his assistants Aaron D’Antino and Leanne Hall.
The club released a statement this afternoon confirming the news, “Arsenal Women head coach Joe Montemurro has temporarily returned to Australia due to family reasons. Assistant coaches Aaron D’Antino and Leanne Hall will be taking the management of the team while Joe is in Australia. Everyone at the club wishes Joe all the best and looks forward to his return.”
Montemurro won’t be on the bench for Sunday’s FA Cup tie against Spurs and likely not the proceeding WSL game against Bristol City,