Colin Bell Departs As Ireland Women’s Manager

Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team Head Coach Colin Bell has left his role to become Assistant Head Coach at Huddersfield Town.

Bell was appointed in February 2017 and oversaw 22 Women’s National Team games including 10 Women’s World Cup qualifying round games takes up the role with English Championship side immediately.

Bell steered a much improved Ireland to finish third behind Norway and the Netherlands, who both made it to the last eight of the Women’s World Cup currently taking place in France.


“Colin has done a fantastic job in his time with Ireland and I want to thank him for that” said FAI High Performance Director Ruud Dokter.

“He has introduced new players to international football and brought our team to a new place. The World Cup qualifying campaign saw him bed in his ideas very quickly and the players responded with high level performances.”

“His passion, commitment and desire to develop women’s football in Ireland was exemplary and I wish him well at Huddersfield” added Dokter.

“The challenge now for the new management and the players is to qualify for the European Championships.”

The Ireland Women’s National Team will kick-off their European Championship qualifiers against Montenegro on September third in Tallaght Stadium.