Romanians draft in Anna Signeul with two-year mission to develop women’s game

May 10 – The Romanian Football Federation (FRF) Sweden’s Anna Signeul to help develop the women’s game in the country.

Signeul will be part of the FRF the next two years to 2026, playing a key role in the federation’s Women’s Football Development Strategy.

“Women’s football is enjoying incredible growth internationally, and studies show that it has yet to reach its full potential! In all this context, but also in accordance with the objectives of the Women’s Football Development Strategy 2021-2026, FRF called on the rich expertise of Anna Signeul to take the next step in the professionalization of this field in Romania,” said an FRF announcement.

“Women’s football has gone through various reforms in recent years, from the involvement of men’s clubs, to the release of the first licensing manual for the premier league. Thus, the natural step in this development process is to engage a person with Anna’s background in the FRF team.”

A former Swedish club player, Signeul led the Scotland Women’s National Team from 2005 to 2017, during which time they rose up the FIFA rankings to 20th.

She then had a five-year spell as manager of the Finland women’s national team, ending her role after Women’s Euro 2022.

Signeul began her coaching career with Swedish clubs before taking on Sweden’s national women’s youth teams.

A UEFA PRO Licence holder, she attended the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in India and the 2023 Australia and New Zealand World Cup as part of the FIFA Technical Study Group.

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