After dismissing Jorge Vilda, the Royal Spanish Football Federation has appointed Montse Tomé women's national team. The 41-year-old Asturian will be the first woman to hold this position in Spain.
Tomé, who was a player until 2012 to later train as a coach, has acted, since 2018, as second in Jorge Vilda's staff. She knows the locker room very well and also controls the national youth soccer players. In addition to the recently obtained World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, Tomé is champion in the sub-17 and sub-20 categories.
The first test for Montse Tomé will be this September with the dispute of the first two days of the UEFA Women's Nations League. On September 22, Spain plays Sweden (leader of the FIFA ranking) at home and will host Switzerland in Córdoba on the 26th of the same month. They are two highly demanding matches against two rivals that they have already faced in the World Cup, both matches having been resolved with victory for the Spanish team.
After the controversy unleashed in Australia after the final in which Spain was proclaimed champion due to the attitude of the president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, including the kiss without consent to the player Jenni Hermoso, Rubiales himself offered in his speech the improvement of Tomé's contract and that he happen to assume the Sports Management of the team.
However, the following day Tomé signed with the coaching staff that accompanied the women's national soccer team Jorge Vilda in the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and the U-19 national team, Sonia Bermúdez, a statement in which they placed their position at disposition of the RFEF, censuring the attitude of Rubiales
Tomé, who received a tribute at the Siero City Council, in recognition of his sporting career, acknowledged that the last few days had been "difficult" for him and explained that he signed that statement because they "totally" condemn events that are far from the values that they share. "Sport is not that," he declared. The RFEF noted that the appointment of the Asturian coach responds "to the regeneration measures announced by President Pedro Rocha."
Formed in the lower categories of Oviedo Moderno, in the 2006-2007 season she signed for Levante Unión Deportiva in the First Division, where they won the championship in the 2007-2008 season. In the summer of 2010, she signed for Fútbol Club Barcelona, with whom she also won the league championship in the 2011-2012 season, the first in the history of the club's women's section. Two years later, in September 2012, she returned to Oviedo Moderno, the club where she had trained as a player. She was also capped four times with the team with which she participated between 2003 and 2005 in the qualifying phase for Euro 2005.