November 16, 2012 9.43 am This story is over 138 months old

New manager for Lincoln Ladies football team

New manager: Lincoln Ladies have hired a new team manager, hoping to bring the team to a higher level next season.

A new First Team Manager has been appointed for the Lincoln Ladies, starting in January 2013.

Keith Boanas (53) previously managed Charlton Athletic Ladies and Millwall Lionesses, and is currently Manager of Estonia’s national women team.

The coach also just acquired a UEFA Pro Licence, the highest coaching qualification available.

He said: “I have watched the FAWSL [FA Women’s Super League] with interest over the past two years and I am delighted to be given the chance to manage one of the most ambitious clubs in the competition.

“This wasn’t an easy decision for me though, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Estonia and have a tremendous amount of respect for them, I certainly wouldn’t have considered leaving that job if I hadn’t been presented with a role that I thought could allow me to make a real difference.

“I was flattered when Lincoln approached me about their position and the chance to work on a daily basis with players is something that I have definitely missed.

“It was clear, early on in my discussions with Lincoln, that they hold similar ambitions to myself, to be challenging at the very top of the game and to take women’s football on to the next level, so I am incredibly excited about the challenge that lies ahead of us.

“We have a great squad of players here, I have obviously worked with Casey Stoney in the past, at Charlton, and that had a bearing on my decision to come here.

“There is also a clear belief that we can be challenging at the top of the FAWSL next season, so it is now my job to ensure that we fulfill that ambition.”

Boanas takes over the role from Glen Harris, who was recently sacked after a run of nine games with only three wins for the team last season, meaning Lincoln finished in 5th place.

Source: Lincoln Ladies