Arsenal Women have appointed 34-year-old Dutch coach Renée Slegers onto their coaching staff. Slegers was the Head Coach of Rosengard, appointed to replace Jonas Eidevall when he joined Arsenal in 2021 and the 34-year-old was capped 55 times by Netherlands in her playing career.
Slegers left Rosengard earlier this year and during her playing career, she played for Djurgårdens and Linkoping in Sweden. In 2016, she suffered a serious knee injury which ended her career and in 2018, she was appointed as Head Coach of Limhamn Bunkeflo. After three years with Bunkeflo she was appointed as Eidevall’s successor as Head Coach of Rosengard in 2021.
Eidevall confirmed the news in his pre match press conference in Sweden on Tuesday, ‘We needed a person who knows football well but who also can help with the individual development and I think she’s the perfect person to do that.’
Understand Arsenal are close to another appointment to Jonas Eidevall’s coaching staff. Expecting confirmation soon.
— Tim Stillman (@Stillmanator) September 5, 2023
Kelly Smith remains on the staff, while Patrick Winqvist joined in January to take over from Leanne Hall as the setpiece coach. Aaron D’Antino and goalkeeping coach Sebastien Barton complete the setup. Arsenal were keen to add a coach who has Head Coach experience to the staff and Slegers ticks that box.