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Volume 6 No. 212
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Coach Helena Costa Reverses Decision, Won't Take Charge Of Clermont Foot

Football coach HELENA COSTA "has decided not to take up the role of head coach" at Ligue 2 Clermont Foot next season, according to the BBC. Costa, 36, of Portugal, "had been the highest-profile female manager to be put in charge of a men's team in European football when she was appointed in May." Club President CLAUDE MICHY said she had "decided not to honour her commitments." Michy: "This decision was sudden and surprising." The reasons for Costa's decision "have not yet been made known." Costa's appointment "had been celebrated as a watershed moment for women in football" (BBC, 6/23).