The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has appointed Montserrat Tomé alias Montse as the new head coach of the Spain women’s soccer team, replacing Jorge Vilda who was fired due to protests by the team.
Tomé is the first woman to hold the job, and her appointment marks a significant milestone for women’s soccer in Spain.
She was previously one of Vilda’s assistant coaches.
The appointment of Tomé comes after a period of rapid growth for women’s soccer in Spain, which culminated in the team’s victory at the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
However, the team’s success was overshadowed by controversy surrounding Vilda and the RFEF.
Vilda had been appointed head coach of the team in 2015, but his dismissal has been attributed to protests by the team over his coaching methods and treatment of players.
Tomé’s appointment has been welcomed by many in the soccer community, who see it as a positive step towards greater gender equality in the sport.
It is hoped that her appointment will help to address some of the issues that have been raised by the team and lead to a more positive and inclusive environment for women’s soccer in Spain.
Montse Tome is the first female head coach of Spain's women's national team 🇪🇸
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) September 5, 2023
Montse Tomé age
She was born on May 11, 1982, making her 41 years old as of September 2023.
Montse Tomé height
Tomé is 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighs about 73 Kgs.
Montse Tomé career
Tomé started her football career as a midfielder. She played for several teams, including Oviedo Moderno, Rayo Vallecano, and Atlético Madrid.
She retired from playing football at the age of 30 and focused on coaching.
Tomé has been working with Vilda since 2011, and she has been an essential part of the team’s success.
She has also worked as a coach for Atlético Madrid’s women’s team.
Tomé is known for her dedication and hard work, which has helped her achieve success in her career as a coach.
She is also known for her excellent communication skills, which have helped her build strong relationships with her players and colleagues.
Montse Tomé net worth
According to multiple sources, Tomé has an estimated net worth of $1 million to $8 million.