Montse Tome: First Female Head Coach of Spain's Women's National Soccer Team
Spain's soccer federation, known as RFEF, has announced Montse Tome as the successor to the recently dismissed Jorge Vilda as the head coach of the women's national team. This historic appointment marks a significant milestone as Montse Tome becomes the first woman to take charge of the team. The RFEF officially disclosed this news on a Tuesday.
Montse Tome has a strong foundation within the national team setup, having served as Jorge Vilda's assistant coach since 2018. During this period, she has made notable contributions and earned recognition as a pivotal figure in the development and progress of the women's national team. The RFEF highlighted her instrumental role in their official statement.
The decision to part ways with Jorge Vilda was made by the newly constituted board of the RFEF. This leadership change came about following the suspension of RFEF President Luis Rubiales by FIFA. The suspension stemmed from allegations of his non-consensual kiss of a Spanish player immediately after the team's victory in the Women's World Cup, which took place two weeks prior to this significant coaching transition.