Lewes sign former Blues manager to replace Craig Gill

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Scott Booth is the new manager of Lewes
Scott Booth is the new manager of Lewes

LEWES have announced that Scott Booth has been appointed as women’s 1st team manager.

Booth has more than 30 years' experience playing an coaching football at a high level. He made 22 appearances for Scotland before going in to management.

He managed youth sides in the national set-ups before joining Glasgow City in the Scottish Women’s Premier league where he led the team to six consecutive league titles, two Scottish Cups and one Scottish League Cup.

The Argus: Scott Booth
The Argus: Scott Booth

Scott Booth

Booth was awarded a place in the top ten UEFA Women’s Coach of the Year Awards after taking Glasgow City to the UEFA Women’s Champions League Quarter Finals in 2019.

He later took on a role with Birmingham City FC in the FA Women’s Super League he would then leave the Midlands club in 2021.

After taking the position at Lewes, Booth said: “I’m absolutely delighted to take up the role of Women’s 1st Team Manager at Lewes FC.

“It’s a fantastic club run by extremely professional and committed people.

“This was a key aspect for me in joining Lewes. The board, staff, supporters and local community are all incredibly invested in the team. It was clear to me throughout the interview process that the club’s values are aligned with my own. I’m really looking forward to meeting the players and staff.

“We’ll work together in a positive environment to achieve our goals.”

Booth has signed a two-year contract and will start immediately, taking over from Craig Gill who joined the club in October 2021 on an interim manager basis.

Lewes head of performance Kelly Lindsey said: “Scott is a brilliant addition to our team. He brings professionalism, a passion for player development, values that clearly align with the club and a positive energy and enthusiasm that shone through during the recruitment process.

“We believe he is extremely well placed to take Lewes FC through an ongoing transition towards a high achieving, high performance club.

“We know that our supporters will be keen to meet him and give him a warm welcome in due course. We look forward to him meeting you all”.

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