Liverpool announce appointment of ex-Leeds manager

Ian Watson

Liverpool Ladies have appointed Doncaster Belles manager Neil Redfearn as their new boss.

Redfearn, who had three spells as Leeds caretaker manager and a brief stint in charge of Rotherham in the SkyBet Championship, has signed a deal for the 2018-19 season.

“It is a massive privilege and real honour for me to have been appointed as manager of Liverpool Ladies,” he said.

“It is a team with big potential which should be challenging for trophies on a regular basis.

“Liverpool Football Club is a huge club and I have every confidence that we will be competing at the top end of the Women’s Super League this season.”

Liverpool’s chief executive Peter Moore said he was impressed by Redfearn’s enthusiasm, desire and ambition.

“He was the real outstanding candidate and we are all delighted to have him on board.”