Hearts women

Eva's Hearts Extension

04 August 2023

Hearts Women is delighted to announce that Eva Olid has signed a new two-year contract that will see her remain as manager until the summer of 2025.


Hearts have gone from strength to strength since the Spaniard took charge in 2021, culminating in a record-breaking season for the team last term.


As well as finishing fourth in the SWPL, Hearts’ highest ever top-flight finish, the Jambos triumphed in the Capital Cup triumph in front of a record Tynecastle crowd for a Hearts Women’s match, as well as taking points in a match against the then champions Rangers for the time in the club’s history.


Under Olid, Hearts have been playing an attractive, possession-based style of play and have shown no fear when coming up against the likes of Rangers, Celtic and current SWPL champions Glasgow City.


It has been a busy summer window for Olid, who has secured the services of eight new players for the upcoming SWPL season, and Olid is the next to pledge her future to the club by agreeing a contract extension as she and the team look to build on last season’s success.


Speaking to the Official Hearts Website about the appointment, Sporting Director Joe Savage said:


“We are absolutely delighted that Eva has decided to extend her contract with Hearts.


“It is no secret how well we have done over these last couple of years, and that is down to Eva and her coaching staff.


“We feel we have one of the best coaches in the league, in Eva. The only way is up for us. The way the team play is only going to get better with the calibre of player that Eva and her coaching staff can attract to the club.


“The team are really putting the work in. Eva and her coaching staff also. So, from my point of view, it has been great to watch the development of the team in recent years.


“I could see it in Eva when she was appointed in 2021. I could see she was a very special coach. The sky is the limit for her. We are lucky to have her here at Hearts. We hope to have her for many more years. She loves a challenge and it’s all about the project for her.


“The project at the moment is good and it is keeping her going. Hopefully, we can keep that project going so that Eva can see that there is a good opportunity here to go and challenge and win trophies, as that is ultimately what we want to do here.”