SPARTANS WOMEN have selected former Scotland internationalist Suzy Shepherd to replace manager Debbi McCulloch at the end of the season.
Shepherd, 40, has been a mainstay of the Spartans defence in recent seasons and she admits now is the perfect time to take the next step in what has been a trophy-laden career.
She said: “Taking over the manager’s job at Spartans is a great opportunity for me and this is an important day in my career.
“We want to complete for honours and I’m determined that we will be doing that. Everyone connected with the club has to pull in the same direction as we all want the same goal.
“Spartans is a club with fantastic potential and I think that is sometimes underestimated and undervalued by people.”
The decision to promote Shepherd has been welcomed by Scotland boss Anna Signuel.
She said: “It’s great that another woman is being offered the opportunity to coach in the Premier League.
“Suzy was an elite class player during her years with the national team set-up and has been doing very well in terms of her coaching education.”