Leicester City: Interim manager Jennifer Foster stepping down

Leicester City: Interim manager Jennifer Foster stepping down
Interim Leicester City manager Jennifer FosterGetty Images

Interim Leicester City manager Jennifer Foster has confirmed she will not manage the Women’s Super League side next season.

Foster took charge in March when Willie Kirk – later sacked by the club – was suspended following an investigation into an allegation he had a relationship with a player.

She has managed eight games, but said Saturday’s season-ending match against Liverpool will be her last in charge.

“The club are in the process of hiring a new manager and the process is coming towards the final stages, which is great,” Foster told a news conference.

“The manager they’re looking for is obviously one with ambition, which I’m really excited to work with. I’ve loved it [being interin manager] but I’m really excited to work with the new manager that comes in.”

Leicester’s only win under Foster came in her first game in charge – a 2-0 FA Cup quarter-final victory over Liverpool.

The Foxes have lost five and drawn their other two games under Foster, who said her side are a “little disappointed” with results but hope this season can be a “building block”.

Leicester are 10th in the WSL, having won just four of their 21 games, however they did reach the FA Cup semi-finals this season for the first time.

“I have had a huge amount of pride leading this team for the last couple of months,” she added.

“It hasn’t been without its challenges but I think we’ve been really unfortunate with some of the results, and the really pleasing thing for me is that we’ve had the performances.”

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