Jodie Taylor returns to Arsenal Women in off-field role

The former England striker ended her career with Arsenal last season

Jodie Taylor returns to Arsenal Women in off-field role

Jodie Taylor celebrates scoring against Birmingham City, back in her first spell with Arsenal Women. Credit- Chloe Knott/Offside

Two months after calling time on her football career, Jodie Taylor is back at Arsenal in the new role of Football Services Executive.

Taylor spent the final three months of the 2022/23 season with Arsenal after the expiration of her contract with NWSL side San Diego Wave. She had previously played for the Gunners in 2016/17.

The 36-year-old former England striker announced her retirement from football in September. She won the UEFA Women’s Champions League with Lyon in 2019/20 and top scored in the 2017 UEFA European Women’s Championships.

Taylor will work alongside Jonas Eidevall and Director of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley, as well as the first team squad and technical staff.

She said: “I’m really excited to be returning to Arsenal and taking on this new role,

“I’m looking forward to working with Jonas, Clare and the football leadership team across the club, as well as providing a link between the players and staff. I love how well-respected and supported our women’s team is and I’m excited to continue to drive the high-performance culture within the club.”

Clare Wheatley said: “We’re so pleased to welcome Jodie back to the club as our new Football Services Executive. In this new position, Jodie will help to support our continued growth and development by working closely with myself, Jonas and the wider first-team playing and technical group. 

“As a former Arsenal player and somebody with such wide experience across the women’s game, we believe Jodie is a wonderful fit to step into this role and help us achieve our goals.”

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