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Jill Scott takes steps to become first female manager of a men's team

Ryan Sidle

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Jill Scott takes steps to become first female manager of a men's team

Euro 2022 winner Jill Scott could be the first female coach of a professional men's team in England, after taking the first step with Manchester City.

Last summer, Scott was part of Sarina Wiegman's side, as they finally won some major silverware for the national team for the first time since the World Cup in 1966.

The midfielder came on in the final against Germany to deliver what was easily the most iconic moment outside of Chloe Kelly's extra time winner.

She was brought down by Bayern Munich's Sydney Lohmann and got up to berate her opponent, shouting, "f*** off you f***ing prick," and earning herself millions of fans.

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Scott retired after the final, as the player with the second most England caps of all time, and then decided to go into the jungle for "I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here."

She carried her new found popularity into the reality tv show, and grew it during her time in Australia, coming out as the Queen of the Jungle.

Now the 36-year-old could become the first woman to manage a professional men's team in England, having taken her first steps on the journey.

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According to the Sun, the former City player has taken up a role as a youth coach at the Etihad Stadium, having got her UEFA B licence.

Scott was one of the heroes at Wembley. Image: Alamy
Scott was one of the heroes at Wembley. Image: Alamy

She will now work for her UEFA A licence, which would allow her to coach at a higher level and potentially manage at the highest level.

There is a lack of women in managerial positions even in the Women's Super League, with only four female managers out of the 12 top tier sides.

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However, the best of those 12 is almost undoubtedly Chelsea boss Emma Hayes, who has long been linked with potentially being the first woman to manage in men's football in England.

The Blues boss, who has led her side to five WSL titles, and is once again in the title race this season, has recently been backed by fans to take over from Graham Potter.

The 46-year-old had previously been linked with the Norwich City job, and it was argued she had more than enough credentials to have the role.

She has impressed people in the past with her punditry role and willing to speak up, recently calling out the lack of diversity in the women's game.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Football, Womens Football, Womens Super League, Premier League, Manchester City

Ryan Sidle
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