Shelley Kerr becomes first female manager in Scottish senior football
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 her 16-month reign.
Capped 59 times for Scotland, Kerr will inherit a side that were runners-up last season but have lost their opening three matches this term.
She replaces Eddie May, who left to join the youth set-up at Hibernian.
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.
The Lowland League is administered by the Scottish FA and was established last year.
This season’s winners will compete with the Highland League champions for a play-off with the side finishing bottom of League Two, the bottom tier of the Scottish Professional Football League.
Prior to the pyramid structure, teams had to be invited and voted into the league.
From BBC Sport