Amy at Ibrox

Rutherglen Reformer - - Drive Time -

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.

New role

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