Former Arsenal boss Joe Montemurro has been confirmed as the coach of Juventus Women. Montemurro stood down from his position at Arsenal at the end of last season, telling Arseblog News “I know in my gut that my cycle is done and the team needs someone else to take them to the next step.”
The Australian coach’s grandparents are Italian and Joe is fluent in the language. Previous coach Rita Guarino left at the end of last season with rumours connecting her to the Inter Milan and Fiorentina jobs. Joe will officially take charge of Juve on 1st July.
Welcome to Juventus Women, Coach @MontemurroJoe!
— Juventus Women (@JuventusFCWomen) June 8, 2021
Arsenal, meanwhile, have not yet announced Montemurro’s successor. An application and interview exercise took place after Joe announced he would be standing down at the end of March but the exercise has been very closely guarded, without so much as a rumour as to the identity of the new successor.
Not all seasons have been concluded across Europe, with Spain’s Primera Iberdrola not due to finish until 26th June for instance. The Frauen Bundesliga only finished on Sunday which might explain the delay in announcement if the new coach is from one of those leagues.