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Manchester City Football Club is delighted to announce that Jill Scott has agreed a two-year contract extension and will combine her playing role with a position as a coach at Manchester City Women.
The 33-year-old has been on the books of the Club since January 2014, having started her career with her hometown side of Sunderland before seven years with Everton, and is now regarded as one of the stalwarts of the women's game.
An integral figure for Manchester City Women ever since her arrival, the industrious and popular midfielder has made 167 appearances in all competitions so far, scoring 24 goals. She was also a vital player for City as the team secured three Continental Cups, two FA Women's Cups and one Barclays FA Women's Super League title in six years.
Her dedication to the game was recognised meanwhile in late 2019 as she was awarded an MBE in the 2020 New Year Honours List for her services to women's football.
On the international scene, Scott boasts 149 caps for England since her debut in 2006 - a statistic which makes her the current Lionesses squad's most-capped player, just 23 games behind record appearance holder Fara Williams.
Ahead of the upcoming 2020-21 Barclays FA Women's Super League season, City's No.8 has agreed a new contract with the Club - one which will see her figure as a player-coach until at least the summer of 2022.
Scott will work alongside newly appointed Manchester City Women Head Coach, Gareth Taylor, and assistant manager Alan Mahon.
Speaking about her extension and dual-role, Scott said: "It feels fantastic to have everything sorted and to know that I'm going to be at the Club for the next two years is something I'm really looking forward to.
"Although I've been named as a player-coach, I want to reiterate that I'm a player first and foremost - I still want to play for this team and achieve success.
"It's been a journey from the beginning - six years - and every year, there has been a new chapter to the story and I've enjoyed every single part of it.
"I'm so excited to continue that journey. Coaching might bring new aspects for me, but it's about working hard on the pitch and putting in the hours off it, trying to grow my knowledge of the game to help the team in any way I can."
Head Coach Taylor added: "I'm sure I speak on behalf of everybody at the Club when I say that I'm absolutely thrilled to have Jill not only sign a new contract, but also begin her professional coaching journey here at Manchester City.
"She is without doubt a true ambassador for the women's game and we are extremely fortunate to have her with us.
"She still has a lot to give out there on the pitch as a player, but alongside that, myself and our staff are really looking forward to helping her with her coaching education as much as we possibly can."
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