Shelley resigns as Arsenal Ladies manager
Shelley resigns as Arsenal Ladies manager

Shelley Kerr has resigned as Arsenal Ladies manager after a disappointing start to the FAWSL season. She will step down following next weekend’s FA Women’s Cup Final against Everton.

Shelley announced her decision after the 2-0 FAWSL defeat to Bristol Academy on Sunday – Arsenal Ladies third consecutive loss in the league.

Shelley said: “I’ve had a fantastic 16 months with Arsenal, but feel this is the right time to step aside.

“It’s been a privilege to manage one of the leading sides in the women’s game, and to work with so many talented players. I would like to thank the club for that opportunity, and hope to bring my spell with Arsenal to a successful close on Sunday, with the defence of the FA Cup.

Kerr led Arsenal Ladies to an FA Women’s Cup and Continental Cup double in 2013, in her debut season as manager. She will be hoping  to lead the team to another FA Women’s Cup Final success in her final game in charge.

We wish Shelley all the best for the future.