Women's Sports: "You don't say no to Celtic" the newly appointed Celtic manager Fran Alonso states

Fran Alonso

The newly appointed Celtic manager Fran Alonso has claimed that the Scottish Women's Premier League can compete for the best players in Europe.

Fran Alonso announced his career move to Celtic on Wednesday following his departure from Lewes FC. Alongside the women's game, the Spanish manager has also worked for Everton and Southampton within the men's side. 

Alonso has experienced many different levels of the game during his time in England, but believes that the Scottish club has the reputation that "attracts players".

"I was in England, which is one of the best leagues in the world - with France and Germany - and I can hear it, you don't say no to Celtic. It's a statement by a massive club and (one) that attracts players of course.

"I've already set some targets- I've been talking to the decision-makers. We want Celtic to be very successful in the women's side as well as the men's, and we will bring in the best players we can".

With Celtic already signing the American duo Sarah Teegarden and Summer Green, it is apparent that Alonso is getting straight to business with his new team.

Glasgow City are currently Celtic's main rivals in the Scottish Women's Premier League, having won the last 13 consecutive league titles, Alonso is hoping that his side will challenge the holders ahead of their 2020 campaign.

With professional players in the ranks at Celtic, Alonso looks to the future and states that the Champions League will be a competition that the side will "fight to be in" in the next two to three years.

"That's what a club like Celtic should be achieving" Alonso added.

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