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Lisa Fallon steps down from London City Lionesses role

Lisa Fallon has stepped down as head coach of London City Lionesses. 

The Dubliner had only taken charge of the FA Women's Championship side in May of this year.

The club say Fallon has stepped down for family reasons.

The former Cork City coach took charge of four Championship games during her brief time at the helm, drawing one and losing three.

The Lionesses currently sit second-from-bottom of the English women's second tier. Assistant Melissa Philips will take the reins on a caretaker basis.

Fallon says she leaves the role with a "heavy heart", adding, "Being appointed as Head Coach at this club was both an honour and a privilege – and was a very proud day for my family.

"I thank everyone at the club sincerely for their understanding in me prioritising my family's needs at this time.

"With my family based in Dublin, and the team based in London, the logistics of travelling to meet the needs of both – whilst in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic – are no longer viable.

“I am extremely grateful to our Chairwoman, Diane Culligan, and the Board, for their compassion over the past few weeks."

Chairperson Culligan added, "Lisa Fallon is an outstanding football coach. Despite being with the club for only a few months, the positive impact she has had on and off the pitch is immeasurable.

"Although we wanted Lisa to continue as our Head Coach, I accept that is simply not possible for her in the current circumstances.

"It is hugely regretful for all parties that the circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic are such that Lisa’s travelling between the club and her family in Ireland have become problematic. Sadly, that arrangement is no longer practical for Lisa.

"The club completely understand this and support Lisa in making the best decision for her family.

“We know that Lisa will remain a close friend of our club and I have nothing but the warmest wishes for Lisa and her family. When she is ready, I have no doubt that Lisa will return to a dugout soon – and be extremely successful when she does."

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