Forest Green Rovers have named Hannah Dingley as their new caretaker boss, making her the first woman to manage a professional men’s team in English football.
The League Two side sacked Duncan Ferguson on Tuesday after just six months in charge.
Forest Green announced Dingley, the club’s academy head, would be put in caretaker charge of the first team.
Her first match in charge will be a friendly at Melksham Town on Wednesday.
The 39-year-old said: “I’m really excited for this next step of my career. Pre-season has just begun, and the full season kicks off very soon. More