Forest Green considering appointing Football League’s first female manager

Forest Green considering appointing Football League’s first female manager

The Guardian

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  • Forest Green chairman’s innovative approach continues
  • ‘We’ll recruit a person that hasn’t been recruited before’

The Forest Green Rovers chairman has said he could “break some new ground” by appointing the first female manager to work in English football’s top four divisions.

Dale Vince – the founder of the green energy supplier Ecotricity and chairman of Forest Green since 2010 – will hold interviews in the next fortnight after receiving almost 100 applications for the position since sacking Mark Cooper on Monday. It is understood that will include female candidates after Vince said “anything was possible” for the League Two club known for taking an innovative approach, which includes plans to build the world’s first entirely wooden stadium and a shirt made partly from recycled coffee waste.

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