Kevin Murphy joins the Women's & Girls department

July 14, 2020

 

 

 

Rangers are delighted to confirm Kevin Murphy will join the club in an exciting new dual role in the Women’s and Girls Department as new First-Team Assistant Coach and Girls Academy Manager.

 

Kevin joins from Hearts after a successful spell at Manchester City and is regarded as one of the top practitioners in the women’s game in the country.

 

Kevin worked as Girls Academy and Women’s Manager at Tynecastle, having overseen all football operations within the Women’s Academy Department at Manchester City.

 

A UEFA Pro License holder and SFA Children’s Licensed Coach, Kevin joins the Light Blues with a wealth of experience in the girls and women’s game.

 

He rejoins Rangers, having been Head Coach of Rangers Women and Head of Rangers Girls Academy a number of years ago prior to the creation of Rangers’ new ambitious plan for Women’s football.

 

Furthermore, his extensive CV extends to being Assistant Coach for the Scotland National Team at U17 and U19 level.

 

In addition to assisting Head Coach, Malky Thomson, with the first team, Kevin will drive our Girls’ Academy in what is a massively exciting time for women’s football at the club.

 

Rangers announced last year that it was removing all fees for players in the Girls Academy - a massive step for Women’s football in Scotland, and with the rising standards in the first-team squad it is important that we focus on the Academy to ensure we can produce players capable of playing in a first-team now full of international players.

 

Kevin Murphy commented on the announcement: “I am delighted to rejoin Rangers and look forward to getting started. I was really impressed by the one-club vision outlined by Craig Mulholland, Amy McDonald and Malky Thomson which aims to make Rangers the leading Women’s club in Scotland.

 

"I was excited by the aspirational vision and the relentless way that Rangers are going about achieving excellence in the Women’s game, a first in Scotland and something I simply couldn’t turn down.

 

“The chance to work with the top international players now in Rangers’ first-team in a full-time professional environment, and also the challenge of producing players who can force their way into a team at the level it has now become, is fantastic. I can’t wait to get started.”

 

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