Arsenal boss signs 'long term' contract with club ahead of Man Utd WSL clash

Arsenal have confirmed head coach Jonas Eidevall has signed a new long term contract with the Women's Super League (WSL) giants.
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Arsenal have confirmed that Swedish head coach Jonas Eidevall has committed his future to the club by signing a new 'long term deal' with the Gunners.

Eidevall, who first joined the North London side in June 2021 as a replacement for Joe Montemurro, helped Arsenal win the Continental Cup last year while he also led them to the semi-final of the UEFA Women's Champions League and has agreed a new three year deal with the club.

“I’m full of pride to have signed a new contract with this football club,” said 40-year-old following the confirmation of his new deal.

“I’m aware of the huge privilege and responsibility that comes along with my role at Arsenal. This is a special place with a special group of players and staff and we all believe there is a great future ahead of us here, so I am delighted to have agreed a new deal" added the Swede.

Arsenal Sporting Director Edu was also full of praise for the Gunners head coach, adding: “We’re delighted to have agreed a new contract with Jonas.

"This is an exciting time for our women’s first team as we approach a new season and this announcement is an important sign of our renewed commitment to the journey ahead. As a club, our aim is to be challenging at the top of the game and Jonas will play a key role in us achieving that.”

“We’ve made great progress on and off the pitch over the last couple of years and we are all working hard to continue that growth every single day. Our ambition is to be competing for the highest honours in women’s football consistently and we all believe we are capable of achieving that.

“I’d also like to say a special thank you to our supporters. From the moment I arrived, I’ve felt your warm support and it means the world. Home or away, our supporters never fall short – to represent this club, this community, is an honour. Together, we can achieve so much.”

Arsenal head to Leigh Sports Village tomorrow ahead of a mammoth clash against WSL title rivals Manchester United, with the game broadcast live on Sky Sports. Eidevall and his side will be looking to bounce back after their surprise 1-0 defeat to Liverpool at the Emirates on Sunday.