Head coach Jonas Eidevall has signed a new long-term contract extension with Arsenal. The Swede guided Arsenal to a third-placed finish in the Women’s Super League and won the Continental Cup in his second season in charge last term. He has signed a three-year deal to extend his stay in north London.
Eidevall expressed his pride and excitement about signing a new contract with Arsenal. He acknowledged the privilege and responsibility that comes with his role at the club and emphasized the special group of players and staff at Arsenal. He believes that there is a great future ahead for the team and is delighted to have agreed to a new deal.
The head coach also highlighted the progress made by the team on and off the pitch over the past couple of years. He mentioned that their ambition is to consistently compete for the highest honors in women’s football, and he believes that they are capable of achieving that goal. Eidevall expressed his gratitude to the supporters, acknowledging their warm support since his arrival. He considers it an honor to represent the club and the community and believes that together, they can achieve great things.
Eidevall joined Arsenal in June 2021, replacing Joe Montemurro. Prior to his arrival, he had a successful tenure at FC Rosengard, winning three league titles and a domestic cup. He also led the team to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. In his first season at Arsenal, he guided the team to a second-place finish behind champions Chelsea. The following season, he won his first trophy at the club, the Conti Cup, with a victory over Emma Hayes’ side in the final.
Last season, Arsenal finished third in the Women’s Super League, securing a place in the UEFA Women’s Champions League qualifiers. However, they were eliminated in the first qualifying round by Paris FC on penalties.
The announcement of Eidevall’s contract extension was met with enthusiasm from the club’s sporting director, Edu. He expressed his delight and emphasized the importance of the announcement as a sign of the club’s renewed commitment to success. Edu believes that Eidevall will play a key role in helping Arsenal challenge at the top of the game.
Clare Wheatley, the Head of Women’s Football at Arsenal, also praised Eidevall and his contribution to the club. She highlighted the progress made under his leadership, including winning silverware and reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League. Wheatley expressed her excitement about working with Eidevall towards the club’s ambitions in the coming years.
Eidevall’s decision to commit his future to Arsenal comes at a crucial time for the team, following their surprise defeat to Liverpool in the opening match of the 2023-24 WSL season. The team will be looking to bounce back in their upcoming match against Manchester United.
In conclusion, Jonas Eidevall’s contract extension with Arsenal is a significant development for the club. His success in guiding the team to a third-place finish and winning the Continental Cup last season has earned him a new three-year deal. Eidevall’s commitment to Arsenal demonstrates his belief in the team’s potential and his desire to continue building on their progress. With his leadership, Arsenal aims to consistently compete for top honors in women’s football. The club’s sporting director and Head of Women’s Football have expressed their excitement and confidence in Eidevall’s role in achieving these ambitions. Arsenal fans can look forward to an exciting future under Eidevall’s guidance.