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Liverpool Women's head manager Vicky Jepson leaves the club

Tue 12 January 2021 | 11:42

Liverpool Women's head coach Vicky Jepson has left the club in a mutual agreement, the club affirmed on Tuesday.

Jepson had been with the Reds in different jobs for over ten years, having started as a member of the

Liverpool

Foundation's program lead for girls and women's football back in 2009, as an influential character on broadcasting the message about the game. 

She went through seven years as a Foundation trainer, just as five years as the squad director for LFC Women's advancement squad prior to being named head manager of Liverpool Women in October 2018 after a run as an assistant supervisor. 

An announcement gave by the club reads:

"Everyone at Liverpool FC would like to thank Vicky for her service to the club over more than a decade.

"We will follow her future endeavours closely and wish her success in everything she does going forward.

"Vicky's legacy here will be the thousands of young girls both around Liverpool and internationally whose talent and love for the game flourished under her guidance.

"The football pathway for girls on Merseyside, through our Academy and Regional Training Club, is a hugely positive one and Vicky has played a massive part in that. Her contribution to the Women's first team set up and leading the section through tough times is appreciated.

"Now is the time for a fresh direction for us both and we will offer Amber every support as interim manager as we start the search for a permanent replacement."

 

The 32-year-old Jepson reacted to the announcement with her own statement:

"It's with a heavy heart that my time has come to an end with Liverpool Football Club; the place I love and have been lucky enough to call home for over a decade," said Jepson. 

"Over the years I have been fortunate to work across the entire pathway at this club. During this time, I've seen so many youth players go on to wear the first team red shirt, which fills me with immense pride. It's been a privilege to have contributed to their careers.

"I'm also grateful to have had the opportunity to work alongside the talented people at the LFC Foundation. Seeing the increase of girls' participation in football has been truly inspiring.

"To the many senior players, both past and present that I've worked with, I thank you. Thank you for empowering me with your relentless efforts, professional attitudes and sacrifices that you make daily as a professional footballer. I will be forever grateful for our time together and will be supporting you all from afar this season." 

She additionally shared a note for the supporters saying:

"To the fans, I've travelled around the globe wearing this badge and have witnessed the power of this club. You are incredible and the reason why LFC is so special. Thank you for your support, our women's team wear that badge with pride and work hard for this club. Please continue to get behind them, they need your support.

"Lastly, thank you for welcoming me into the LFC family all those years ago. I will carry this in my heart for the rest of my life.

"For now, I'll be taking some time out with family, but I'm excited and looking forward to my next challenge in the world of football. See you soon, YNWA." 

Assistant manager Amber Whiteley will be the Interim Manager of LFC Women as the club look for another senior team coach. 

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