Liverpool manager Vicky Jepson has left the club by ‘mutual consent’

Jepson and Liverpool part compan

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23:14pm, Tue 12 Jan 2021
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Liverpool boss Vicky Jepson has left the club by ‘mutual consent’ after two years in charge.

Assistant coach Amber Whiteley will be taking over as interim manager.

A club statement said: “Everyone at Liverpool FC would like to thank Vicky for her service to the club for 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.”

Under Jepson’s reign the Reds finished eighth in the 2018/19 season of the Women’s Super League and then were relegated to the Championship last season based on a points per game system.

So far this season Liverpool are third in the Championship and eight points behind leaders Leicester City.

Jepson added: “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.

“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.

“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.”

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