Scottish Women's Premier League

#SBSSWPL Interview – Grant Scott

February 26th 2020

Not many people get the opportunity to work at the two most successful women’s sides in Scotland but that’s exactly what happened to Grant Scott after he joined Glasgow City this month.

The former Hibs boss spent 21 months with the capital club, winning two SWPL Cup’s as well as the Scottish Women’s Cup in 2018, but he chose to depart Edinburgh at the end of last season and now finds himself assistant manager at the champions.

That transition could be a tough one to adjust to, but Scott is adamant that won’t be a problem, as he becomes Scott Booth’s right hand man. He said: “There’s slight differences like not making every decision or having the final say on it but Scott has already included me in absolutely everything and he’s listening so that’s all you can ask.

“I’m not that type of guy to get hung up on what he’s doing so I’ll just do my best here.”

In the two, you find contrasting managerial attitudes, with Booth’s animated touchline antics looking a lot different to Scott’s more casual demeanour, but the new assistant believes they could complement each other.

“Two heads are better than one, I’m not quite sure how Scott has done it himself for so long but I’ll look to share some of that load and offer my opinion, it’s just a case of sharing ideas. You do miss things as a manager, the up’s and down’s of players, the opposition, so I’ll just assist Scott as I can,” said the City number two.

Having departed a team that was successful during his tenure, you would forgive Scott for having ambitions beyond being an assistant, so is that on his mind?

He said: “I’d gradually got my head around being out of the game, I needed a little reset so when the call came in it was a little out of the blue. I’m still ambitious and want to work with the best players at the best level, but this was too good an opportunity to turn down.”

The duo got their reign together off to a poor start with a 2-1 defeat to Celtic on the opening day of the SWPL1 season and will be looking to bounce back with a win in their next game when they welcome Forfar Farmington to Petershill Park on March 15th.

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