Latics ladies gaffer takes Anfield job

He's Wigan's answer to Raffa the Gaffer - David Bradley has been named as the new manager of Liverpool FC ladies team.

The sports development officer for Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust landed the job after helping Wigan ladies win their first cup.

The talented 29-year-old guided Wigan Athletic Ladies FC to North West Regional Plate success last season, beating Bolton 4-3 to take the honours.

But the move to Liverpool is a step up to the top flight of ladies football, the Premier League National Division

David said: "I'm over the moon. It's a great challenge for me and I'm looking forward to it. Liverpool have always been up and down in the National Premier League and its my job to keep them there."

He added: "No-one will be more obsessed with moving this club forward than me!

"I see the players as the most important part of the club and I want them to look forward to coming to training so I can get more out of them.

"I don't see any reason why we can't make an impact in the National Division."

David began coaching 12 years ago, gaining his qualifications over the last five and spending time in the US coaching and at Manchester United.

He will stay on as sports development officer for the trust, creating sporting opportunities across Wigan.