FA Women’s Championship club London City Lionesses have unveiled Lisa Fallon as their new first team head coach this morning with FA Women’s Super League Full-Time being informed of the announcement via an official club press release.
The former Chelsea and Cork City coach replaces former first team head coach John Bayer at Princes Park. She will be assisted by Melissa Phillips who moves to The Pride following a period working in the University of Pennsylvania coaching programme in the United States.
Fallon inherits a talented Lionesses squad which finished in fourth position in the FA Women’s Championship this season. It was an impressive campaign for The Pride in what was their first under the London City Lionesses brand.
After being unveiled as new first team head coach, Fallon admitted that it was a proud moment to become part of what is an ambitious club.
“This is a seminal moment in my career and an extremely proud day for me and everyone who has helped me through my career to-date” she said.
“I would like to thank Diane (Culligan) and the Board for giving me this opportunity. I was drawn to the ambition of the club and Board – together I am sure that we will take this club forward.
“The squad is exciting with lots of potential and we are all looking forward to getting back out on the grass and back to training.
“Finally, and most importantly, I would like to talk directly to the supporters – we’ll be a hard-working, attacking team that will continue to make you proud.”
During her time in Ireland, Fallon helped guide the Cork City’s men’s side to both the Irish Premier Division title and FAI Cup. She has also worked with the Northern Ireland men’s senior side and Dublin’s 2018 All-Ireland winning Gaelic football team.
A born winner, Fallon’s appointment at Princes Park will raise eyebrows and The Pride could well be a force to be reckoned with once the 2020/2021 campaign gets underway.