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Scotland’s top three clubs boasting female managers has been branded a ‘signal of progress’ by SWPL chief Fiona McIntyre.

Rangers, Celtic and Glasgow City all have females at the helm, with Jo Potter, Elena Sadiku and Leanne Ross leading from the front.

The SWPL Managing Director said: “International women’s day always presents a natural point of reflection for the SWPL and women’s football in Scotland.

“It is incredible to see the progress made in recent years, with more professional players than ever playing in the SWPL.

“The opportunity for women to make a living out of football is so important if we are to continue to advance and inspire the next generation to continue to pursue that progress.

“It is not just about players though, I personally have been fortunate and continue to live the dream with a full time role working in women’s football.

“That too can be said of the increasing number of female coaches now operating in the SWPL.

“Traditionally a male domain, it is encouraging to see the top three clubs in the SWPL all with female managers at present.

“That’s not to discredit the contribution of some fantastic male coaches and allies within the SWPL but is a signal of progress and illustrates that the pathway and coach education system is there for ambitious and talented female coaches who want to work at the very top of the game.”