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Eniola Aluko leaves Aston Villa Women sporting director role

Eniola Aluko leaves Aston Villa Women sporting director role

Eniola Aluko is leaving her role as Aston Villa Women’s sporting director to take up a new position in the United States, the club have announced.

The 34-year-old former England forward was appointed to the post at Villa in early 2020, shortly after retiring from playing.

Championship winners in 2019-20, the club then finished 10th in the Women’s Super League, with survival confirmed on the final day of the campaign last weekend.

A statement on avfc.co.uk said: “Aston Villa Women can confirm that sporting director Eniola Aluko is leaving the club to take up a new position in US Women’s Soccer.

“We thank Eniola for her contribution and wish her every success in her exciting new role.”

Aluko said: “I am very grateful to Aston Villa Women for giving me the opportunity to begin my transition from playing into a sporting director role.

“It has been such a valuable experience to help the club during its first season in the Women’s Super League and I was delighted that we were able to secure our top-flight status.

“I am sure Aston Villa Women will continue to grow and become a powerful force in the women’s game.”

The news follows announcements earlier in the week of interim boss Marcus Bignot, head coach Gemma Davies and assistant manager Jenny Sugarman all departing the club.

Content provided by Radio NewsHub. Originally published on 2021-05-15 10:50:00.

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