Arsenal Ladies: Shelley Kerr replaces Laura Harvey as manager

Former Scotland international and Under-19 boss Shelley Kerr has been appointed as the new manager of Arsenal Ladies.

She replaces Laura Harvey, who is moving to US club Seattle Reign.

Kerr led Scotland to the finals of the 2010 Uefa Women's U19 Championship and helped her country reach the Women's Euro 2009 play-offs.

The 43-year-old said: "Arsenal have been at the forefront of the women's game for as long as I can remember."

And the Uefa Pro licence holder added: "It's a real honour to join the set-up. I'm inheriting a great group of players and I look forward to working with them."

Hervey guided Arsenal to three consecutive league titles, two Continental Cups and one FA Women's Cup.

Arsenal Ladies general manager Vic Akers added: "Shelley has fantastic experience at club and international level and all the qualities needed to succeed at Arsenal."

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