BBC Sport - Helena Costa hopes appointment will 'open doors'

Female boss Costa 'not afraid'

Helena Costa says she is "not afraid" at becoming the highest-placed female coach in European men's football, as she is unveiled as manager of French second-tier side Clermont Foot.

The 36-year old Portuguese, who scouted for Celtic between 2008 and 2011, has also managed Portuguese lower-league men's team Cheleirense, with whom she won the Lisbon regional championship in 2006.

Costa hopes her appointment could "open doors" for future female managers, and is confident of doing well at Clermont, who finished 14th in Ligue 2 last season.

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