Willie Kirk departs Bristol City Women for new challenge

Willie Kirk ends a three-year spell with the Vixens. (Photo: Jamie McPhilimey for FA)

Bristol City Women have confirmed that head coach Willie Kirk will leave the club with immediate effect.

Kirk, who has been in charge of the Vixens since April 2015, said: “This has been a very difficult decision to make, but I feel after three years at the club, it is time to seek a new challenge.

“I have loved working with all the staff and players throughout my time here and trying to play a brand of football that was worthy of the fantastic support that we always received.”

Kirk oversaw an eighth-place finish in the WSL1 2017/18 campaign, which consisted of five wins from eighteen league matches.

Bristol City will again compete in the top flight next season.