Joe Montemurro: Juventus Women confident of appointing departing Arsenal head coach as new boss

Serie A champions Juventus make departing Arsenal head coach Joe Montemurro their No 1 choice to replace Rita Guarino; Australian Montemurro says he is in no rush to make a decision on his future

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Image: Joe Montemurro led Arsenal to a WSL title in 2019

Juventus are confident of naming Joe Montemurro as the new head coach of their women's team.

Montemurro, who is leaving Arsenal after three-and-a-half years at the club, has admitted talks have been held but insists he is not in a hurry to make a decision.

Juventus, however, have made the Australian their No 1 choice to replace Rita Guarino and plan to announce his signing after he formally leaves the Gunners at the end of the month.

Speaking after Arsenal's 9-0 win against Crystal Palace in the Women's FA Cup on Sunday, Montemurro said: "I haven't seen anything about it and it's news to me, to be honest.

"I won't lie, there have been some calls to my agent and some inquiries but I haven't agreed to anything and nor do I intend to make any decisions for now."

Juventus have won all 21 of their games in Serie A this season to retain their league title but were knocked out of the Champions League by Lyon in the last 32.

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Arsenal, who finished third in the Women's Super League to ensure Champions League qualification, are yet to announce Montemurro's successor.

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