Birmingham City Women’s head coach, Carla Ward, will leave her position at the end of the season after the club accepted her resignation.
Ward took over as Head Coach in August of last year and in her first campaign managing in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League, secured Blues’ top-flight status with an 11th-place finish.
Blues General Manager Sarah Westwood told bcfc.com: “I would like to put on record my thanks to Carla for her efforts and dedication to the position throughout the season.
“It has been a challenging year given the absence of Bluenoses from any of our fixtures, with Carla galvanising the players and staff to achieve what nobody outside of the Football Club deemed possible.”
Ward said: “When I walked through the door last August, with the opportunity to manage in the BFAWSL for the first time, I couldn’t have predicted what the next year would look like. It’s been some journey and one I’m immensely proud of.
“I’ve been so fortunate to work with a group of players who have delivered every single day, taught me so much and are a credit to the club and the BFAWSL.
“This year will live with me forever, from our first league win at Reading, to reaching the FA Cup semi-final and the late goals that secured our safety.
“All fantastic memories that have been made possible by this unbelievable group of players, and ultimately we achieved what many people said we couldn’t.”