Birmingham City have appointed Glasgow City boss Scott Booth as their new head coach.
The 49-year-old has signed a three-year contract and will join the Women’s Super League club after completing his notice period in Scotland.
City of Glasgow won their 14th consecutive Scottish title earlier this month, the last six with Booth in charge.
“After six years in Glasgow, I felt the time had come for a new challenge,” he said.
Booth replaces Carla Ward, who stepped down in May after a season in charge, and is now Head coach of city rival Aston Villa.
“It will be an honor to lead the team both at St Andrew’s and on the road in the league, as well as the cup competitions in which the Blues have a tradition of success,” added Booth.
“I am delighted to start working within the existing infrastructure and building a team that supporters can be proud of. After a season where fans have been limited to following from home, reward their loyal support with something to say is vitally important. “
Booth started and ended his playing career with the club Aberdeen, and also won 22 caps in Scotland, scoring six goals.
He was nominated by Glasgow City in 2015, winning a double in the league and cup that year, and in 2019-2020 guided them to the quarter-finals of the Women’s Champions League.
“His dedication to the job has been unwavering and he got our club and our philosophy the moment he joined Glasgow City. He’s a great coach and a great person and I wish him the best in his new role,” said said General Manager Laura. Montgomery.
Birmingham finished 11th in the WSL in 2020-21, just two points behind relegated Bristol City.
“Scott will bring a winning mentality and an exciting style of play to Birmingham City that we know our supporters will appreciate,” said Managing Director Sarah Westwood.
“Scott embraces our ambition for the football club and recognizes its values and its history. We want fans to support Scott and the journey we are embarking on.”