Marie-Louise Eta, coach in Bundesliga

Historic news for professional soccer, Marie-Louise Eta,, will be the first woman on a Bundesliga bench in the role of deputy to Marco Grote new coach of Union Berlin. A former midfielder for Potsdam, Hamburg, Cloppenburg and Werder Bremen, Eta, 32, joined Union’s coaching staff last summer and quickly climbed the ranks. Never has a woman coached in the Bundesliga,

This is not the first time a woman has coached men, not only in soccer. In Germany it had already happened with Inka Grings, who led at Al-Gadaref’s Al-Ahly. So did Helena Costa, from Portugal, who in France was the coach of Clermont or Milagros ‘Mila’ Martinez, first in Japan and then in Mexico.

In Italy, Patrizia Panico, a former striker for Lazio and the national team (110 goals in 204 games), coached fella Fiorentina, women’s, from 2017 to 2021 and was in charge of the men’s Azzurri teams, sometimes as a deputy other as a bench holder.

In the NBA Becky Hammon became a coach and Paul Gasol commented, “In 72 years there has never been a woman head coach in the NBA… Becky Hammon can coach in the NBA. Period. I saw it in practice when she noticed problems and points more than other coaches, after that I haven’t had a bad pass all season.”

Imke Wübbenhorst‘s response, during her time on the bench of Bv Cloppenburg (Germany), to reporters who asked her if the players wore pants before she entered the locker room was remarkable: “Of course not,” she said, “I am a professional. I choose soccer players by the size of their penis.”

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