Spurs Women Confirm Exit of Head Coaches Karen Hills & Juan Amoros

Nov 19, 2020, 2:15 PM GMT
Karen Hills, Juan Carlos Amoros
Spurs want a new head coach to take them to the next level | Alex Morton/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur Women have confirmed that long-serving joint head coaches Karen Hills and Juan Amoros have left the club with immediate effect.

Hills and Amoros joined Spurs when the club was an amateur setup competing in the fourth tier of the women’s football league ladder. Together they went on to mastermind the rise to the Women’s Super League and the switch to full-time professional status.

Karen Hills
Spurs have come a long way since Hills was appointed in 2009 | Lewis Storey/Getty Images

But Spurs, having enjoyed a respectable seventh place WSL finish last season, are struggling to kick on and realise growing ambitions. As things stand, they are one of only two WSL clubs without a win this season and are in danger of becoming embroiled in a relegation battle.

The club has come to the conclusion that Hills and Amoros have taken Spurs as far as they can and it is now necessary for someone new to pick up the reins for the next chapter.

“This decision has not been taken lightly and has been made in the best interests of the team, with the belief that a fresh approach will offer renewed impetus as we seek to continue our upward trajectory and positive growth,” a club statement explained.

Juan Amoros
Spurs are seeking a fresh injection from a new staff | Naomi Baker/Getty Images

“We fully recognise and appreciate the contributions of Karen and Juan during their time with the club, helping elevate the team from amateur level to become a fully professional side in the Women’s Super League and we thank them both for their hard work and length of service.”

Their final game in charge was a 2-2 draw in a north London derby against Arsenal in the Continental Cup, which ended in a penalty shootout defeat when high-profile summer signing Alex Morgan, in only her third appearance, missed the decisive spot kick.

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