Robert Vilahamn has been hired by Tottenham Women as their new head coach on a two-year contract. The 40-year-old was the previous head coach of BK Hacken in Sweden, which he served starting in 2022. During his first season as coach, the team appeared in back-to-back Swedish Cup finals and earned a spot in the Champions League.
“Being a member of this legendary football squad is an honour, and the opportunity and difficulty of this role immensely inspire me,” the new Tottenham Women head coach Robert Vilahamn said. “Since the club has such a great group of players, I’m thrilled to be the captain of this side in such an exciting endeavour.”
Vilahamn is in place of Rehanne Skinner, who was sacked in March following eight consecutive defeats. The ninth-place position that Spurs achieved in 2018 was their worst since being promoted in 2019. The Swede will attempt to surpass that benchmark. Vilahamn started coaching with Ytterby IS in his native nation. He helped them to many promotions before taking over the U19s for Orgryte IS.
“We are happy to have Robert join the club in time for the 2018 season since he is a focused, accomplished, and ambitious coach,” Tottenham managing director Andy Rogers said. “By developing players that compete for both national and Champions League honours and at the international level, he has shown that he can understand our objectives and philosophy.”
Vilahamn then moved to Qviding, where he again earned promotions in quick succession. After that, he was appointed assistant manager of BK Hacken’s men’s team. In 2022, he assumed the position of head coach of the women’s team. Spurs say that they will select their new manager’s coaching staff in “due course.”
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