Former Tottenham Hotspur joint-head coach Karen Hills has been appointed the new head coach of Charlton Athletic according to reports on The Addicks’ official website.
The 45-year-old has been out of work since parting company with Spurs in November but she has now taken up a head coach role with ambitious FA Women’s Championship club Charlton Athletic as they look to mount a push for Barclays FA Women’s Super League football.
The Charlton Athletic Women team operations have recently been brought back under the ownership of the men’s side of the club, resulting in The Addicks adopting a ‘one club mentality’. Manager Riteesh Mishra was backed in the January transfer window as he was able to bring in a number of talented young players to help lift the club off the bottom of the FA Women’s Championship table.
The South East Londoners have announced plans to go full-time from July and they have opted to bring in experienced coach Hills to help oversee that transition. Alongside Spaniard Juan Amoros, Hills enjoyed over a decade of success at former club Spurs, guiding them up the footballing pyramid to the top flight where they finished in a mid-table position in their first year.
It is understood that the club’s current coaching team will remain in place with manager Mishra retaining his role following several successful years with The Addicks.