Colin Bell leaves Frankfurt for Norwegian team Avaldsnes

Colin Bell
Colin Bell was appointed at Frankfurt in 2013

English manager Colin Bell has left Women's Champions League winners FFC Frankfurt to join Norwegian Toppserien club Avaldsnes.

Bell, who began his playing career at Leicester City, took over at the German club in 2013.

The 54-year-old has worked in Germany for 32 years and coached at Mainz under current Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.

Bell said: "After a beautiful time in Frankfurt, it's easy for me to adopt a new challenge and refocus my career."

Frankfurt chairman Bodo Adler added: "We owe Colin a lot over the past two-and-a-half years.

"We wish him well as manager and personally for the future continued success."

Bell, who also led Frankfurt to the German Cup and second place in the women's Bundesliga in 2014, leaves the club fourth in the league.

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