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Unfortunately, having a female manager still seems just too much of a risk of being an absolute car crash.  Regardless of how well she does, you'll get plenty of comments of various levels of sexism surrounding it, and she would have to have an absolutely spotless record to stop the criticism reaching fever pitch, talking about how we need "guid honest LADDIES no' LADIES".  And I'd worry that it would just seem like the SFA were trying to show how woke and progressive they are, rather than any thought being put into whether it's the best appointment they could get.

If a woman was the best qualified to get the job, then she should get it.  Or, more accurately, just put the best person for the job into the role, regardless of who they are.  

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If remaining a manager here, next move would probably be lower-level SPFL? Championship/SPFL1/etc.

Her only mens + club experience remains Stirling Uni in LL.

Some press reports tip US collegiate leagues, IIRC.

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Kerr shouldn't be manager, she has no outstanding achievement on her CV to push her ahead of candidates like Clarke.

No doubt get slated for it but Womans football is a lot different to mens, tactically, while the quality is lower, so it would have to be something incredible she achieved to come straight into the Scotland job. 

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1 hour ago, RandomGuy. said:

Kerr shouldn't be manager, she has no outstanding achievement on her CV to push her ahead of candidates like Clarke.

No doubt get slated for it but Womans football is a lot different to mens, tactically, while the quality is lower, so it would have to be something incredible she achieved to come straight into the Scotland job. 

Don't think there's much to slate you on.  Always comparing women's football to men's is detrimental to the women's game.  It's almost a different sport, and will likely never be played in the style that the men's game is.  Which isn't a bad thing, in fact it's probably a good thing, as it should set them apart.  They'll likely never match up from a physical perspective, but that could leave the game far more open to being better technically.  Once people treat it is a separate entity, it'll likely only grow in popularity.

But yeah, the quality isn't quite there yet, so wouldn't have thought Kerr should have been anywhere near the shortlist.  Sounds very much like trying to get good PR after the fact.

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On 16 June 2019 at 14:34, Bishop Briggs said:

I have no problem with that if the woman has a top track record.

Shelley Kerr, however, has been found out in France. The team has under-performed. Her public spat with Hope Solo over tactics has been embarrassing. 

Eh? She was asked about Solos comments and gave a wee comment back....hardly embarrassing 

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Shelley Kerr has been clear about her ambitions recently and I do expect that she becomes a manager in men's football one day. But she will be realistic enough to not expect to walk straight into the national team's job. She'll probably be happy enough to start at a lower division club to prove herself.

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Shelley Kerr has been clear about her ambitions recently and I do expect that she becomes a manager in men's football one day. But she will be realistic enough to not expect to walk straight into the national team's job. She'll probably be happy enough to start at a lower division club to prove herself.


She better learn from the World Cup, then, because she was badly outthought in all three games.

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It's an undertaker we need, not a new manager.
It's the Undertaker we need, with Paul Bearer as manager.

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6 minutes ago, Henderson to deliver ..... said:

It's an undertaker we need, not a new manager.

Agree we are expecting Clarke to resurecte a terminally ill patient, a far more radical approach accords the board at all levels required. Sadly I think the SFA are too myopic & shallow to do what's required therefore successive managers will shoulder the balm for their short comings and the circle will continue ...... #DestinationRockBottom 

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