Revealed: The process of Eidevall's appointment

Jonas Eidevall

It was confirmed on Monday that Jonas Eidevall will take over as the head coach of our women's team from the 2021/22 season.

So what did the hiring process look like, who was involved and why was the Swede the right person for the job?

"All of us here at Arsenal are delighted that Jonas is going to be joining us," Chief Executive Vinai Venkatesham told Arsenal Media. "He was the standout candidate of everybody that we considered for this role and we think he's going to be a great fit to be the head coach of Arsenal Women.

"The interview process, as you can probably guess, was pretty thorough. We had a fantastic shortlist of candidates to select from and, as I said earlier, Jonas was the standout candidate. And it was a unanimous choice from everybody that was involved in the process.

"That included people like Clare Wheatley, our head of women's football, Rich Garlick, who's our director of football operations, Edu Gaspar, of course our technical director, and myself. There was so much that we were pleased with when we met Jonas.

"Maybe I could talk through some of the key reasons why we thought he was the right person for the role. First and foremost we were really impressed with his coaching credentials. He's obviously had a very successful time at Rosengard and has also got Champions League experience. We also think he's the right type of person and personality to represent our club, both on the pitch and off the pitch.

"We also think we're bringing on board somebody who's going to bring the style of football that Arsenal fans want to see. He's someone who likes to play on the front foot, high tempo, attractive, attacking football.

"The thing that really came out in all of our interactions with Jonas is how much he wanted to join Arsenal and his desire to be part of this club, his desire to be part of our future and to help us deliver our ambitions going forward. So we're delighted that he's joining us."

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