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Active female managers who coached men football clubs

Football used to be a game for only men, but over time, women got involved with it. While some countries do not still allow women to play this game, some women are already coaches and some reached a point in their career that they even coached men.

Men still coach many female teams, they dominate the industry, but some women who are still active in the game find their way in not just coaching the female teams but the men too.


1. Helen Nkwocha.

The former policewoman dumped her job and sold her home to concentrate on football, she always wanted to be a coach, and today, she is the first female coach to manage a top-flight European men's team. 

The 45-year-old who is of Nigerian descent was born in England, she sacrificed a lot to fulfill her dream, but she is now the manager of Tvøroyrar Bóltfelag in the Faroe Islands.


2. Carolina Morace

She is not just a coach, she is also a lawyer, commentator, writer, and analyst. Carolina was an exceptional player who won the Serie A golden boot many times. She is the current coach of Lazio Women in Italy but in 1999, she coached Viterbese's men team.


3. Chan Yuen Ting

She played for Shatin in Hong Kong till she retired in 2013, she became a coach in 2015, and she started her career coaching men. She is the first female manager in the league, she coached Eastern Sports Club, a club in Hong Kong during two different spells. Chan even won the league in 2016 and is the current coach of China's Under-16 women's team.


4. Corinne Catherine Diacre.

I think she is one of the most faithful professionals, as a player and coach, Corinne shows dedication. As a professional, she played for Soyaux for 19 years, which is the only club she played for, she then coached the club for 6 years after retirement. 

In 2014, she got the job as the head coach of Clermont Foot in France, she coached the club for 3 years and remains the only woman to coach a men's team for that long. She is the current coach of France Women, she's been there since 2017. 


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