Jonas Eidevall has been confirmed as the new Head Coach of Arsenal Women. The 38-year old joins from Rosengard in Sweden where he won back-to-back Damallsvenskan titles in 2013 and 2014 as assistant coach and then Head Coach.
Jonas told Arsenal.com: “I feel honoured to be taking this role. Arsenal have a rich history, more successful than any other women’s team in England. I want to add to these honours. It’s super important that we win, and we will be very ambitious about that, but it’s even more important that we live the values and defend the club badge on a day-to-day basis. I cannot wait to do that at Arsenal.”
Our chief executive, Vinai Venkatesham, added: “Jonas was the standout candidate of everybody that we considered for this role and we think he’s going to be a great fit to be the head coach of Arsenal Women. It was important that we found the right person to represent our club, both on the pitch and off the pitch.
“As for his coaching style, he will bring the style of football that Arsenal fans want to see. He’s someone who likes to play on the front foot, high-tempo, attractive, attacking football. The thing that really came out in all of our interactions with Jonas is how much he wanted to join Arsenal and his desire to be part of this club, his desire to be part of our future and to help us deliver our ambitions going forward. So we’re delighted that he’s joining us.”
We’ll have a podcast on the new coach over the next few days and I am expecting there will be a press conference, which we will cover too.