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Shelley Kerr To Be Named As New Scotland Head Coach

According to the BBC, Shelley Kerr will be announced as the new Scotland Head Coach on Monday, the first Scottish Head Coach this century.

The current Head Coach, Anna Signeul, will step down from her role after the Euros – the first ever major tournament that Scotland has qualified.

Kerr will attempt to lead Scotland to the World Cup for the first time, and the draw for the qualifiers will be made later this year – with Scotland as second seeds.

In August 2014, Kerr became the first women in the UK to be named as a manager of a men’s team, taking charge of Lowland League side Stirling University.

She has played for Hibernian, Kilmarnock and Spartans during her playing career, as well as having a highly successful management career. Kerr was in charge of Scotland Under-19s between 2009 and 2013, leading them to qualify for the 2010 UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship. Whilst Scotland finished bottom of their group, they picked up their first ever point at the competition as they fought from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with Italy. She was also part of the Scotland coaching team that helped Scotland reach the 2009 Euro Qualifying Play-offs.

During her playing career, Kerr won 59 caps for her country.

Her first three management roles with Kilmarnock, Hibernian and Spartans took place whilst she was still playing.

After the time with the Scotland Under-19s, she took charge of Arsenal, winning the WSL Cup and FA Cup twice in her 16 months in charge.

Recently, she has been a pundit for BBC Alba.

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