Arsenal head coach Joe Montemurro is to leave the Women’s Super League club at the end of the season.
51-year-old Joe Montemurro, is to take “a professional break” in order to spend more time with his family.
“This has been the hardest professional decision of my life,” he said. “I absolutely love this job and club.”
After taking over at Arsenal in 2017, Australian Joe Montemurro helped lead the Gunners to their first WSL title in seven years in 2019.
In his three and a half years in charge, they have also reached four domestic cup finals and a Champions League quarter-final.
Arsenal are currently fourth in the WSL table and on a four-game winning run as they bid to secure a Champions League spot for next season.
On his part, he said:
“With a lot of pride and a lot of emotion, I put on this training outfit every day and go to work and represent this amazing brand. To have had the privilege to do that is probably one of the biggest highlights of my life, not even my football career.”