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Women's Football => Scotland Women's Football => Topic started by: The Cabbage on August 20, 2014, 09:34:15 AM

Title: Now we know why Dick Left Arsenal
Post by: The Cabbage on August 20, 2014, 09:34:15 AM
Shelley Kerr is first female boss in Scottish senior ranks

Shelley Kerr is to take charge of Lowland League club Stirling University, making her the first female manager in Scottish senior football.

The 44-year-old quit her position at Arsenal Ladies in June, having won three trophies in a 16-month reign.

"I think the management of players is different," Kerr told BBC Scotland. "I think women can sometimes be a little bit more difficult than men.

"But I see myself as a football coach, nothing to do with male or female."

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“It shouldn't be about gender, it should be about your ability as a coach”

Shelley Kerr
Capped 59 times for Scotland, Kerr replaces Eddie May, who left to join the youth set-up at Hibernian, and will inherit a side that were runners-up last season but have lost their opening three matches this term.

Kerr, who will begin studying for a MSc in Sports Management at the university, was a player-manager at Kilmarnock, Hibernian and Spartans women's teams and had a four-year spell leading Scotland's Under-19s before Arsenal enlisted her.

"It doesn't faze me one bit," she said. "The main focus should be on the team.

"I've always had aspirations of working in the men's game and right