The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has appointed Montse Tomé as the women's national team coach, and she will be the first woman to hold this position in Spain. Tomé (Pola de Siero, 1982) has been serving as the assistant coach within Jorge Vilda's coaching staff since 2018 and has become a crucial figure in the growth of the national team. Tomé's appointment is in line with the regeneration measures announced by President Pedro Rocha.
Montse Tomé was a player until 2012 and later pursued a career as a coach, with her current role being the most significant challenge she can have as a coach. She is very familiar with the team's dynamics and has extensive knowledge of the excellent national talent pool. In addition to the recent World Cup victory in Australia and New Zealand, Spain is also the champion in the U-17 and U-20 categories.
Montse Tomé's first test will be this September with the two opening matches of the UEFA Women's Nations League. On September 22, Spain will face Sweden (FIFA ranking leader) away, and on September 26 of the same month, they will host Switzerland in Córdoba. These are two highly demanding matches against opponents they already faced in the World Cup, with both matches resulting in victories for the Spanish team.