Reading Women boss set to depart for international roleJayne Ludlow, first team manager of Reading FC Women, has today been appointed as the new manager of the Welsh women's national team, and is set to leave her post with the Royals at the end of the current FAWSL2 campaign.
Llwynypia-born Ludlow, who scored 19 goals in 61 appearances for Wales before retiring from international football in 2012, will succeed Jarmo Matikainen as boss of a Welsh women's side that narrowly missed out on a place in next year's World Cup Finals.
Jayne was appointed as Director of Women's and Girls Football and First Team Manager back in August 2013 and has guided the Royals into third place in the league so far, winning ten, drawing two and losing only three times in their FA Women's Super League Second Division campaign to date.
Ludlow, who won nine Premier League National Division titles and eight FA Women’s Cups as well as a Champions League winner’s medal during a career at Arsenal, now makes her first move into international football management - although she has already been involved in the Welsh women's youth set-up.
Everyone at Reading Football Club would like to thank her for the work she has done with our women's team this season, congratulate her on this appaointment and wish her every success for the future.
Before she takes up her new position however, Jayne will be on the sidelines for our women's final three matches of the season against London Bees, Milllwall Lionesses and finally Watford Ladies this month.