Amy at Ibrox
A Cambuslang football coach has been appointed to take charge of the Rangers women’s team.
Former Scotland international Amy McDonald has taken up the role of head coach at the Ibrox side who have taken just three points from their opening four SWPL1 games.
The highly regarded 31-year-old, who is an A Licence holder, was the head of youth at Glasgow City Ladies and helped the team become the first Scots side to reach Scottish Cup finals with all their age groups.
She met with her new team at Ibrox last Tuesday evening before taking her first training session at nearby New Tinto Park.
McDonald, who won 32 caps in central defence and midfield and is also Scotland under-15 assistant coach, said:“It is a young squad. If we can finish [in the] top five, that would be an achievement but it is really just a building block for next season and being able to figure out how hard we can push. Next season, we will expect to compete.”
McDonald has a tough job as the Rangers team have been without a proper head coach.
Predecessor, Kevin Murphy handed in his notice in October, having been appointed technical director of the Manchester City women’s academy.