Jamie Sherwood: Yeovil Town Women re-appoint first-team manager

By Tom GarryBBC Sport
Jamie Sherwood
Jamie Sherwood's side won 12 of their 18 league games on the way to second-tier title in 2016

Yeovil Town Women have re-appointed Jamie Sherwood as first-team manager.

The 41-year-old was in charge from 2014 to 2018 and won promotion to the top flight in 2016 from the Championship - then called Women's Super League Two.

He stood down at the end of 2017-18, as Yeovil turned in to a full-time club.

"The period away has given me an even stronger desire to see this club back to where it should be, in the top two tiers of women's football," Sherwood said after his reappointment.

He returns after their reversal to part-time status and a two-division drop as the Football Association rejected their second-tier licence bid - Yeovil now play in the FA National Women's League Southern Premier Division are are currently in fifth place.

"The recent period has not been easy for anyone on and off the pitch and it was crucial for me that my coming back did not overshadow any of the work that has been done," Sherwood added.

Interim boss Phil Hubbard - who has been in caretaker charge since Jamie Phillip stepped down as head coach in September - will stay with the club as Sherwood's assistant.

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