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Birmingham City is delighted to announce that Scott Booth has been appointed as the club's new Women's Head Coach.
Booth, 49, has signed a three-year contract, with his appointment following an extensive recruitment process during which his phenomenal track record and coaching prowess was identified by Blues as a perfect fit for the role.
He will join the Club after serving his notice period with Glasgow City, leaving the reigning Scottish Champions after half-a-dozen years.
In Glasgow, Booth led his players to six consecutive Scottish Women's Premier League titles, securing the most recent of these earlier this month amidst a 14-game unbeaten run.
Having agreed terms with Blues, Booth told BCFC.com: "I am thrilled to have been named as the Club's Head Coach. Birmingham City has a proud history in the Women's game, and I am looking forward to writing the next chapter.
"After six years in Glasgow, I felt now was the right time for a new challenge, with the opportunity here and the timing that allows for a full pre-season being something that could not be ignored.
"It will be an honour to lead the team at both St. Andrew's and on the road in the league, along with the cup competitions in which Blues have a tradition of success.
"I am excited to start working within the existing infrastructure and building a side that the supporters can be proud of. After a season where the fans have been limited to following from home, rewarding their loyal support with something to shout about is vitally important."
Blues Women's General Manager, Sarah Westwood, added: "We are delighted to bring Scott to the Club and are really looking forward to working with him. At such a crucial time for Women's football in England, Scott will bring a winning mentality and exciting style of play to Birmingham City which we know our supporters will enjoy.
"Scott's on board with our ambition for the football club and recognises its values and history. We want the fans to get behind Scott and the journey we are embarking on; we will need you all every step of the way and know that he cannot wait to meet you all at St. Andrew's soon."
As a player, Booth played for five different clubs in a playing career bookended by spells at his hometown club of Aberdeen. The striker recorded over 200 appearances for the Dons, scoring 70 goals, and was part of the squad that lifted the 1995 Scottish League Cup.
In 1997 he moved to Borussia Dortmund for a two-year stint at the then-European Champions, with his time in Germany including two loan spells to FC Utrecht and Vitesse Arnhem in the Dutch Eredivisie.
He then switched permanently to the Netherlands and joined FC Twente where he would win the KNVB Cup before returning to Aberdeen in 2003 until his retirement 12 months later.
Booth then became a regular on the broadcast circuit as a co-commentator, concurrently earning his coaching badges and gaining a UEFA Pro Licence.
Armed with such qualifications, he was appointed to work as an assistant for various Scotland Youth teams in 2011, having previously earned 22 international caps and was a member of the nation's 1996 European Championship and 1998 World Cup squads.
Booth managed Stenhousemuir between 2014 and 2015 before taking the reins at Glasgow City.
In 2015, during his first season at the helm, Booth won the Scottish Women's Cup to deliver their fourth treble in a row, going on to win the competition again four years later.
During his time in Scotland's Second City, he also continued the Club's European tradition by reaching the quarterfinals of the Women's Champions League as recently as August 2020.
Booth will officially begin work on July 26, with the Barclays FA Women's Super League season to begin on the weekend of 3-5 September.
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