Liverpool: Russ Fraser named ladies’s group director

Russ Fraser (proper) has labored at Studying, West Ham United and Leicester Metropolis

Liverpool have appointed Leicester Metropolis’s Russ Fraser as their first managing director of the ladies’s group.

Fraser, who was head of ladies’s soccer on the Foxes, will take up his function in early November.

He’ll work intently with Susan Black, govt director of the ladies’s group, and oversee participant recruitment, welfare and medical.

“It is an amazing alternative to hitch one of many greatest golf equipment on this planet,” he stated.

“I am actually wanting ahead to getting began and growing the ladies’s group additional.”

Liverpool, Girls’s Tremendous League champions in 2013 and 2014, are of their second consecutive season within the second-tier Girls’s Championship, following relegation in 2020.

Fraser will probably be reunited with Liverpool supervisor Matt Beard, with whom he labored at West Ham from 2018-2020, throughout which era they reached the FA Cup closing.

“The restructure the membership goes by exhibits its intent and the course it desires to go in,” stated Fraser.

“With out placing an excessive amount of stress on, the intention is to get promotion as rapidly as potential. We not solely wish to be enjoying within the WSL, we wish to be aggressive in it.”

BBC Sport understands former Foxes striker Emile Heskey, who has an ambassadorial, teaching and mentoring function with the ladies’s group, is amongst these in competition to be Fraser’s alternative.

Fraser oversaw Leicester’s promotion to the WSL for the primary time – a 12 months after they turned skilled.

He was additionally influential within the ladies’s group’s transfer to the King Energy Stadium this season, and is an skilled and extensively revered determine within the sport.

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