Birmingham City announce Scott Booth as Head Coach


Birmingham have announced that Scott Booth will take over as their new head coach.

The 49-year-old previously led Glasgow City to six consecutive titles and two cups during his reign. Booth also took the club to the Champions League quarter-final in 2020, where they fell short to the power of Wolfsburg.

City won 18 out of their 21 games last season, only losing to Rangers in December. Their Christmas signings then elevated the squad to new heights, sealing their 14th SWPL title in a row.

A former player himself, Booth has a fountain of knowledge of the game. Aberdeen, FC Twente and Borussia Dortmund are just a few of the clubs he represented during his playing career.

Glasgow City – a yet to be fully professional side – are known for the development of some of Scotland’s best talents. Erin Cuthbert, a current Chelsea forward, was picked up during her time in Glasgow. She followed the path of Lisa Evans, Rachel Corsie, and others who moved onto bigger and more professional clubs. More recently, Sharon Wojcik swapped Glasgow for London to sign for West Ham – a player who flourished under Scott Booth.

Birmingham narrowly escaped relegation last season despite the problems they faced. Carla Ward left her role due to the lack of support the women’s side received, and so did a handful of players. A lack of points, players, and backing will be quite the task to take on. But with Booth’s help, there’s no doubt they’ll be a stronger side this season.

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