London City Lionesses today confirmed that Lisa Fallon is to become the club’s new First Team Head Coach. Lisa will be joined by Melissa Phillips who takes the role of Assistant Coach. The London City Lionesses play in the FA Women’s Championship and finished fourth in the 2019-20 season.
Lisa is a UEFA Pro Licence holder and a graduate of the League Managers Association’s Diploma in Football Management. Formerly of Chelsea FC, Lisa was part of their women’s team’s technical coaching staff. Before Lisa joined Chelsea she was an integral part of the senior coaching set-up at Cork City FC, where she helped the men’s first-team to win the Irish Premier Division and FAI Cup. Lisa also worked for the Northern Ireland men’s national team and was integral to Dublin’s 2018 All-Ireland winning Gaelic football team.
Lisa said: “This is a seminal moment in my career and an extremely proud day for me and everyone who has helped me through my career to-date. I would like to thank Diane and the Board for giving me this opportunity. I was drawn to the ambition of the club and Board – together I am sure that we will take this club forward. The squad is exciting with lots of potential and we are all looking forward to getting back out on the grass and back to training. Finally, and most importantly, I would like to talk directly to the supporters – we’ll be a hard-working, attacking team that will continue to make you proud.”