Arsenal head coach Montemurro claims Kerr ready to coach top-level side
Scotland manager Shelley Kerr has the qualities to coach a top-level men’s side, according to Arsenal Women’s head coach Joe Montemurro.
With the stigma about the womens game now breaking new ground, and the quality of the players and coaches reaching new heights, there has been some talk in the media that women will eventually cross over into the Mens game.
And Kerr is no stranger to the men’s game as in 2014, she became the first woman to manage a senior men’s team in Britain when she took charge of Stirling University in the Lowland League.
Since the she has maned to get the Scottish National side into their first ever world Cup, where they were narrowly beaten by one of the favourites in the tournament, England.
And Montemurro has claimed that Kerr has the ability to one day manage one of the top clubs in the mens game,
Speaking on the Sky Sports Women’s World Cup Podcast, Montemurro said: “I think she’s definitely got the qualities and the base to coach any level of football and if it is successful it will be a fantastic story.
“It depends on the environment, it depends on where, it depends on the outlook of the organisation that she goes too. There’s a lot of factors – it’s not a simple answer to say yes the transition will be easy.”
Womens football is reaching a level that not many in the game anticipated and eventually there will be a women managing a top club in the future, and rightly so.
It does not matter if a club is managed by a man or a women, as they will command respect exactly the same way and like to play the game, exactly the same way.
Kerr has already managed in the mens game and has been impressing many, so if the opportunity does arrive and a club like Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City or Spurs are ready to take that risk, class managers like the Scottish boss deserves a shot.
The Womens game is growing on a monthly basis and once that cross over is made, it will open the door for many more ladies in the mens game.