Pedro Martinez Losa: Scotland Close To Appointing Bordeaux Manager

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Pedro Martinez Losa spent three years in charge of Arsenal

Pedro Martinez Losa: Scotland close to appointing Bordeaux manager

Pedro Martinez Losa is close to being appointed as Scotland Women head coach.

The Spaniard, 45, won trophies with Rayo Vallecano and Arsenal before joining Bordeaux in 2019.

Shelley Kerr left the Scotland post last year, with Stuart McLaren overseeing the final matches of the unsuccessful Euros qualifying campaign.

The Scots open their World Cup qualifying campaign in September with games against Hungary (away) and Faroe Islands (home).

Kerr switches from Scotland to England
Scottish FA chief executive Ian Maxwell said the recruitment process “is taking longer than anyone wanted” but that he hopes to confirm Kerr’s successor “soon”.

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“I’ve been in football long enough to know that until someone’s sitting in front of me with a pen then nothing is agreed,” Maxwell added.

“It was about getting the best manager for the team. Whether they were male or female never came into anybody’s consideration.”

Kerr’s side featured at the last World Cup in 2019, two years after Scotland made their major women’s finals debut at Euro 2017 under Anna Signeul.

Martinez Losa won three league titles in his native Spain and also oversaw Rayo Vallecano’s Copa de la Reina success in 2008. He replaced Kerr as Arsenal boss in 2014 and won the 2015 WSL Cup and the FA Cup the following year.

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