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    10 January 2024

    Gemma Grainger: Wales coach resigns to pursue opportunity with Norway

    Wales Manager Gemma Grainger Steps Down from Role

    In a surprising turn of events, Gemma Grainger has made the decision to resign as Wales manager with immediate effect. After taking over from Jayne Ludlow in March 2021, she led the team on an impressive journey towards their first major tournament qualification. Unfortunately, they fell short in the 2023 World Cup play-offs.

    Grainger’s departure comes as she embarks on a new adventure, accepting a head coach position for Norway. This unforeseen opportunity was too enticing for her to pass up, leading her to make this difficult choice.

    “Over the last three years, I have poured my heart and soul into our collective journey,” said Grainger. “Working alongside this exceptional group of players and staff has been an immense honor. Representing a nation that supports its team with unwavering pride and passion has been truly remarkable.”

    Grainger expressed her appreciation for Welsh football and assured fans that leaving wasn’t an easy decision: “I had no intention of departing Cymru but was presented with an unexpected opportunity that I simply couldn’t decline. It has been incredibly challenging for me to come to this point.”


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