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Amber Wildgust appointed as Director of Football

London City Lionesses are delighted to Welcome Amber Wildgust to the team, as the club’s new Director of Football.

Wildgust joins the Lionesses following her time with Watford and Aston Villa, both in a General Manager capacity.

Indeed, when Wildgust joined the midlands side, the team had finished 9th in the 2017/18 Championship season, and yet in just two short years, promotion to the WSL had been achieved.

The role will see Wildgust work to maintain the growth of London City off the pitch, alongside the high performance standards on it.

Speaking on her appointment, Wildgust said:

“I’m delighted to start the next chapter of my career at London City.

“It is an exciting opportunity to build on the momentum of a record high finish to create strong growth on and off the pitch with the support of Diane and the board.

“Over the off season the club has shown clear ambition and drive through the recruitment and programme which has been built for the players.

“I am really looking forward to working with Mel, the support staff and players each and I am confident that success awaits for everyone at London City.”

Chair, Diane Culligan, said of Wildgust:

“We are absolutely delighted to have  Amber join us, as our Director of Football.


“I have been watching  her career progress and have much admired her leadership approach, can do attitude and career achievements to date.


“At London City Lionesses, the only independent women's club at this level in the UK, we are super excited to have another young talented woman at the helm.

"We look forward to watching the impact she will no doubt have at this special club, as she works alongside our with tremendous group of staff and players, on the next stage in our growth and development. “



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