Scott Rogers has stepped down from his role as Blackburn Rovers Ladies manager with immediate effect.
Rogers, who has been in charge of first team affairs since April 2011, has agreed to take up the position of assistant manager with Women’s Super League side Liverpool.
He said: “It is with a heavy heart that I am resigning from my post as Blackburn Rovers Ladies manager and my role within the Centre of Excellence, but the opportunity to work with Matt Beard at the highest level in women’s football and to further develop myself as a football coach was too good to turn down.
“I would like to thank Gemma Donnelly and the club for backing me and providing me with a platform to progress as a coach. I will be eternally grateful for everything Blackburn Rovers has done for me, but with the club not applying for Super League status and this offer coming along, it is something that I have to do. I will continue to support the club, staff and team in the future.”
Rovers Ladies secretary Gemma Donnelly said: “Scott worked tirelessly to support the club’s vision of entering the Super League at some stage, but given that there is now a five-year wait, it was a no-brainer that he has decided to take up this opportunity, as he is an ambitious coach, who wants to work at the highest level.
“He leaves with the full support of both myself and the club, and we thank him for all his time and efforts. He will be greatly missed, but we wish him all the best and I’m sure he’ll be a big success in his new role.”
Andy Ramskill, who was appointed Rovers Ladies’ club coach in December, has been named as interim manager until the end of the season.