Liverpool have announced that Vicky Jepson has resigned as manager of their women’s team by mutual consent.
The Reds currently sit third in the FA Women’s Championship and seven points behind leaders, Leicester City, despite having a game in hand.
Speaking on her departure after a spending over a decade involved with the club, Jepson said; “It is with a heavy heart that my time has come to an end with Liverpool Football Club; the place I love and have been lucky enough to call home for over a decade”.
Jepson begun her work at the club leading the Foundation’s programme for female football in 2009, whilst spending the following seven years as a coach both at home and aboard and taking on various roles in the Academy with different age groups.
Jepson eventually was appointed as the Women’s Development Squad Manager, with the 32 year-old feeling ‘fortunate’ to have worked across the club’s pathway with several youngsters graduating into the first team which fills Jepson ‘with immense pride’.
Speaking on her time working with LFC Foundation, Jepson said; “I’m also grateful to have had the opportunity to work alongside the talented people at the LFC Foundation.”
Jepson eventually was promoted to the Assistant Manager role before finding herself appointed as manager in October 2018, with the Reds suffering relegation from the Women’s Super League last season on Points-Per-Game (PPG) basis.
Paying tribute to players who have played under her, Jepson said; “To the many senior players, both past and present, that I’ve worked with, I thank you.
“Thank you for empowering me with your relentless efforts, professional attitudes and sacrifices that you make daily as a professional footballer. I will be forever grateful for our time together and will be supporting you all from afar this season.”
Liverpool confirmed that Assistant Manager, Amber Whiteley will take interim charge whilst the club conducts their search for a new manager.
The club also paid tribute to Jepson for her services to the club and stated that her legacy will be served through “… the thousands of young girls – both around Liverpool and internationally – whose talent and love for the game flourished under her guidance.”
Liverpool also placed on record their thanks to Jepson for her leadership of the team through a difficult last 10 months, saying that her effort has been “appreciated”.