The former Marseille, Parma, Napoli and Lyon footballer is now ruling women’s football thanks to his managerial skills with Lyon Women
Olympique Lyonnais Féminin is a project founded in 2004 by Olympique Lyonnais in the French football league.
Since then, the team has won a record 16 Division 1 championships, 9 Coupe de France, and 5 UEFA Women’s Champions League.
Their most recent win came on May 24th, when Lyon Women beat Germany’s Wolfsburg 4-1 after extra time.
And apart from the footballer’s work, one man has made this possible: Reynald Pedros.
The former Parma, Napoli, Montpellier, Marseille and Lyon player is now ready to coach in his most difficult adventure.
Apart from winning the Women’s Champions League, he also was selected today as The Best FIFA Women’s Coach, beating Asako Takakura from Japan and Sarina Wiegman from the Netherlands.
There were originally ten coaches shortlisted, but on September 3rd, the three finalists were announced.
This is the first time a man has won the award since past winners include Silvia Neid from Germany in 2016 and Wiegman from the Netherlands just last year.
The Best FIFA Women’s Coach Award
2016: Silvia Neid – Germany
2017: Sarina Wiegman – Netherlands
2018: Reynald Pedros – Lyon Women
— FIFA Women's World Cup 🇫🇷 (@FIFAWWC) September 24, 2018