Potential quarter finalists Millwall Lionesses will have to advance into the last eight without their managerial team of Keith Boanas and Pete McGovern who have been head-hunted by Estonia to overhaul the women’s game.
Estonia have been chasing them for over a year to run their national ladies team on a part-time basis.
However, Boanas could not turn down a renewed offer by the Estonian FA which gives them a full-time position, as well as full control over the development of women’s football in Estonia.
With the approval of the committee, Boanas has arranged for Matt Beard to take on the job of the first team manager. Beard was his number two at Charlton for three years and was short-listed for the Lionesses job last time around. Training will be taken by Beard, with help from Millwall Community Scheme coaching staff. ..
Staying with cup football and Scunthorpe United’s Glanford Park venue has been chosen to host this year’s FA Women’s Premier League Cup final.
Arsenal, who suffered a surprise defeat to Everton in last year’s final, meet Doncaster Rovers Belles, who are making their first League Cup final appearance since 1996, meet on February 26th.
It is Arsenal’s fifth consecutive final appearance and they will be looking to add to their tally of eight victories in this tournament