On International Women’s Day Glasgow City are delighted to announce Leanne Ross as permanent Head Coach at the club.
Ross has taken interim charge of the club since the resumption of matches after the Christmas break and is unbeaten during her tenure with 10 wins in 11 matches in all competitions.
Under Ross’s leadership, City have opened up a six point advantage at the top of the Scottish Women’s Premier League and have progressed to the Quarter Finals of the Scottish Cup.
The winner of twenty-seven trophies as a Glasgow City player, the step up to Head Coach will see Ross sign as a permanent Glasgow City staff member rather than a limited time contract and will also see her continue in her role as part of the Scotland National Team set-up.
Leanne Ross on becoming confirmed as our new permanent Head Coach:
“It is an honour for me to be offered the Head Coach position at Glasgow City, particularly at this early stage in my coaching career. Having spent 14 happy and successful years here as a player, it is no secret just how much this club means to me.
“Glasgow City has a proud and successful history, of which I played my part, and now as Head Coach, I am excited to see what I can contribute to the next chapter.
“I will continue to drive the high standards and promote the values of the club in order continue the excellent work and progress our ambitions on and off the pitch.
“I am grateful to the players, staff, fans and the board for the support they have shown whilst I held the interim position and I now look forward to repaying their belief in me as I get started in the Head Coach role.”
Chief Executive Officer Laura Montgomery said on the appointment:
"We are delighted to officially appoint Leanne as permanent Head Coach of Glasgow City.
"It has been clear to see the extremely positive impact she has had both on and off the pitch since taking interim charge in December. Leanne is an intelligent, meticulous, extremely hard working and diligent coach, but most importantly she is a born leader and winner. She got the very best out of our team as Captain and she is most definitely showing signs of a very promising young coach who is getting the best out of the team as Head Coach.
"I very much look forward to working closely with her in her new position over the many years to come."
Ross’s first match as permanent Head Coach is on Sunday at home to Glasgow Women which is the last round of SWPL games before the split. Kick-off is at 4:10pm at Petershill Park. Tickets can be purchased via our online club shop by clicking here.