Second female boss at Clermont

  • Last Updated: June 28 2014, 18:02 BST

Clermont Foot have replaced head coach Helena Costa with another female boss in the shape of former France captain Corinne Diacre.

Corinne Diacre: Her 121 caps make her France's third highest capped player
Corinne Diacre: Her 121 caps make her France's third highest capped player

Costa made headlines when she was appointed last month, becoming the first female coach of a professional men's club in the top two tiers of any European league.

But the 36-year-old resigned on Monday, accusing the club of "amateurism" and "a lack of respect" and claiming players had been signed without her knowledge.

Diacre, 39, has signed a two-year deal at the Ligue 2 club and is expected to start work next week.

She made 121 appearances as a defender for France between 1993 and 2005, while her coaching career has seen her manage her former club Soyaux since 2010 as well as taking up a role as assistant boss with the national side for the last seven years.

Costa had previously coached the Iran women's national team and scouted for Scottish Premier League club Celtic.