Tottenham Hotspur Women have appointed Rehanne Skinner as manager on a three-year deal until summer 2023.
Skinner’s appointment comes after Tottenham decided to part company with Karen Hills and Juan Amoros earlier in the day, with Skinner joining from the Football Association where she served as Assistant Head Coach to Phil Neville’s Lionesses squad after previously working with the U19s then U21s squads.
Speaking on her decision to take the managerial role at Spurs, Skinner said; “I am really excited to be joining Tottenham Hotspur and cannot wait to get started in the WSL after the international break.”
Skinner in particular praised the club’s strategy and progress in being reasons for her decision to join the club, saying; “The Club’s philosophy and future plans are something I was really keen to be a part of. They have shown a real commitment to the women’s team and have come a long way n a short period of time which is a credit to all the players and staff involved.”
The ex England Women U21s manager also spoke of her belief that the Lionesses could “feel the benefit in the future” of having another manager in the Women Super League (WSL) who is able to fully understand the FA’s commitment to improving the player pathway whilst continuing to build on an excellent relationship between domestic and international football.”
Spurs’ Head of Women’s Football, Heather Cowan was “pleased” to have secured Skinner, noting the ex Middlesbrough player’s “extensive experience in the women’s game” as Spurs look to move forward in the WSL.
England’s Head of Women’s Technical Development, Kay Cossington was “delighted” for Skinner but admitted that the FA are “sorry” to see Skinner depart her role for Spurs although Cossington reiterated that the FA are “committed to helping our talented coaches progress in the game.”