Former Arsenal boss Pedro Martinez Losa has been appointed the new Scotland manager. He has signed a three year deal with the Scottish FA from next month onwards. The Spaniard will replace Shelley Kerr who vacated her role in December 2020.
“It has been a long-held ambition of mine to coach a women’s national team so today represents a tremendous honour for me as I take charge of Scotland.” new Scotland boss Pedro Martinez Losa said. “I have admired from afar in recent years, watching a talented group of players take their nation to two back-to-back major championships and it’s now my job to ensure the team return to that stage.”
“Scotland have an abundance of international talent alongside a well-balanced mix of youth and experience throughout the squad, which was one of the main aspects which attracted me to the job,” he added. “I want to achieve success on the pitch to inspire the next generation of female players in this country. I understand women’s football is growing rapidly in Scotland and I want to spearhead that with victories on the pitch.”
Losa was the head coach of Bordeaux after leaving Arsenal. He led the French side to two consecutive third-placed finishes behind only Lyon and PSG on both occasions. During his time at Arsenal, Losa won the Continental Cup as well as the FA Cup.
“Pedro’s CV is extremely impressive and following an extensive recruitment process, his experience of women’s football across the globe set him apart from the field.” Ian Maxwell, the chief executive of the Scottish FA, said. “In a coaching career spanning more than 20 years, Pedro has succeeded in Spain, the United States, England and France and joins the Scottish FA with a set of attributes which will allow Scotland to fulfil their enormous potential.”